Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.Written by
The silver sports car Jet Li drives is a Spyker C8 Spyder which costs approximately $287,000. See more »
Everyone in the movie pronounces the word "yakuza" as "yah-KOOZ-uh" with the emphasis on the middle syllable. The more correct pronunciation was and is "YAH-koo-zuh" with more emphasis on the first syllable. This is not only closer to the Japanese pronunciation, but it's how American criminal investigators who work Asian organized crime actually pronounce it, especially those in the San Francisco bay area, where police have been working Asian organized crime for over a century. See more »
First let me start off by saying that I've seen every single Jet Li movie ever made. All the way back to his days of the Shaolin Temple up to his most recent film, Fearless. Jet has had a lot of hit and miss movie's lately with the stupid rappers, but his Martial Art prowess always saved the day. I am no rookie when it comes to Jet Li and the martial art movie scene, believe me. And ever since I saw the Transporter, I've been a big fan of Jason Statham and know he's been studying martial arts more and more especially since he starred in the movie The One alongside none other then Jet Li, where they first got the idea to do a movie like this together.
So as you can see, my expectations for this movie were through the roof! It was the movie I've been waiting for since The One was made. I couldn't wait to see Jet and Jason go toe to toe in an all out martial arts bonanza. At least, that's what the history of these 2 and the previews would have you to believe to expect....
Unfortunately, this was not the case at all. You'd be hard pressed to find any sort of martial arts action in this film at all. This was more like an action/cop drama with sprinkles of kicks and punches and a little sword fight. Bah! Just terrible marketing in my opinion. Jet Li should not be wasting his time trying to act first of all, since you could barely understand half the lines he utters in the first place...
The first hour is all story, no fighting whatsoever, then you'll get a quick little dose of what might be something, only to end in gunfire and bullets. WHERE'S THE MARTIAL ARTS???? This movie keeps you hanging on the great story and keeps you hoping that there will be a huge pay-off fight scene in the end between Jet and Jason that will make up for all this waiting finally pay-off.
2 words, It Doesn't! The end fight is over quicker then you can blink and involves no heavy hand to hand fighting techniques that make Jet and Jason so awesome to watch...Instead we're forced to watch a hammer vs a shovel...LAME! If you're going into this movie expecting a martial arts fighting blow-out, you'll be sorely, sorely disappointed. If you just want to take it for what its worth, a stylized action/drama then you'll be happy. I for one, WAS NOT and will not be watching this waste of a great idea ever again.
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