俠盜高飛
Full Contact (1992)


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 04/01/2012
Summary: 9/10 - one of the classics

Ringo Lam directs Chow Yun Fat in a homage to the 1980's and the Heroic Bloodshed genre.

Chow plays a club security guard working in Thailand, where his girlfriend Ann is an erotic... or sometimes just plain weird... dancer. His comes to the aid of his friend Sam when a loan shark is threatening his life, and in doing so earns a price on his own head. Sam comes up with a plan - his cousin Judge has a large arms robbery due to take place, and by getting in on the act Sam hopes that the friends can make enough money to flee Thailand in style. Unfortunately what Sam doesn't know is that the sponsor of the robbery is the very loan shark out to get them, and that Judge happily agrees to a condition of payment involving their deaths. Sam escapes the betrayal due to Judge's patronage, but they leave Jeff for dead in a burning building. Jeff survives, though injured, and takes a time out to heal and to retrain himself for a mission of vengeance.

Full Contact is defiantly extravagant - dark and gritty as Lam films tend to be, this one tends toward comic book territory, without the romance of Woo's work in the genre. The characters are a nasty bunch, as a rule (except the lovely Ann Bridgewater of course), with Jeff's character only engendering the sympathy of the audience by having a touch of loyalty and honour to offset his penchant for crime and murder. Simon Yam's villain Judge manages to be charming despite being homicidally insane, and Anthony Wong's Sam just about manages to retain a shred of sympathy despite being pathetic and treacherous. They're not a noble bunch.

The films is intriguingly stylised, with the 1980's fashion being rather amusing and the soundtrack based around rather melancholic bluesy guitar solos adding a delightful atmosphere (if you don't believe me, check out the Columbia-Tristar R1 DVD where much of it has been removed to see how the atmosphere is reduced).

The action is excellent in the film, with a lot of brilliantly choreographed gunplay - the shootout in the nightclub which pioneered the 'bullet-cam' technique (unless I'm mistaken?) is an all-time classic, but there is plenty of other good, brutal carnage throughout the film as well.

Ringo Lam's films are always a bit different from those of his contemporaries, and Full Contact is no exception to this rule - the genre was familiar enough by this point, but Lam manages to make the film distinctively his own... and one of the classics of HK gunplay.

Reviewer Score: 9

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 10/30/2010


Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: Masterofoneinchpunch
Date: 03/26/2010
Summary: "Teeth marks are better than any marriage certificate."

Ringo Lam’s characters in Full Contact come in three flavors: bad guys with values, bad guys without values and victims. The first category is led by antihero Godfrey (Jeff or Gou Fei in other translations), one of Chow Yun-fat’s most adversarial characters (not counting his Emperor role in Curse of the Golden Flower), who is a thief with a conscience yet a badass who can deftly ride a motorcycle and wield his balisong (butterfly) knife. He is set to marry Mona (Ann Bridgewater: The Inspector Wears Skirts) whose creative dancing career apparently does not make enough money. Look for a later dance scene resembling something out of Encino Man. Their friend Sam (Anthony Wong: Exiled) had to borrow money from a loan shark in Thailand named Hung to help pay for her Mother’s burial (the translation states this but I think it meant internment costs). Since he cannot pay back he is in deep trouble until Godfrey helps him out. This causes Hung to put out a hit on him.

Sam has a job coming up that could make him and his friends a lot of money. It is with his cousin the overly-flamboyant homicidal homosexual Judge (Simon Yam: PTU) and his two lackeys the muscular Psycho (Frankie Chan) who has a penchant for big guns and loose women and his girlfriend the nymph Virgin (Bonnie Fu). This job involves busting an ammo truck worth millions of dollars. However, unbeknownst to Sam at the time they will get paid by Hung to take care of Godfrey and they will ultimately kill other pal Chung. In the meantime Mona has to take her Mom’s ashes to Hong Kong. While Godfrey promises to marry her when she gets back, we all know that any promise before a big job will not be a promise kept. Those who see this will wonder why Godfrey takes this job when their initial meeting does not go well.

The operation goes almost exactly as planned for Judge. However, it is not as easy as he would have liked. While he finds Godfrey attractive he still has to kill him. This leads to an explosive showdown that leaves Godfrey with a missing thumb and trigger finger on his right hand, an innocent family dead and its daughter severely burnt. Sam capitulates in allowing this because he is a sniveling coward (his 180 degree personality change in the film is too unrealistic even though Anthony Wong still did a good performance with this character) and even shoots his friend and leaves him for dead*. Why Judge doesn’t check on the “death” of Godfrey, I do not know, but it allows him to live, take a cute dog, time to heal and time to learn to shoot with his other hand so he can exact revenge. His monomania allows time for Sam to sneak in on his girlfriend while everyone else thinks he is pushing up daises.

Lam’s directorial style is grittier than John Woo’s operatic mode of direction, but the spirit of Woo is in this film. He refers to Woo in a few scenes from the briefcase ending analogous to The Killer to Chow Yun-fat spitting out his cigar before killing like Tequila spitting out his toothpick in Hard-Boiled. While the action is not as hyperbolic as Woo’s his characters are more exaggerated. Godfrey becomes a vessel for brotherhood (yi) in his quest for vengeance with his own code of conduct. He is not only taking revenge for a lost friend, he is taking revenge for a family wrongly slaughtered and a disfigured daughter. Ultimately this film feels like a mixture of John Woo and Chang Cheh – it fits well in the subgenre of heroic bloodshed. With a plot that could easily have been taken out of an old-school martial arts film what better place for Godfrey to get over his injuries then in a monastery with the help of a monk.

The one-dimensional characters are one of the biggest weaknesses with this film. When Judge states one sentence late in the film on why he acts the way he does it comes a little late – though Simon Yam’s performance is a high point in this film. Virgin and Psycho are completely over-the-top as well but they do not have the finesse that Judge has. But in their excess with Psycho’s muscle-bound dumbbell and Virgin’s oversexed vixen there is a camp factor that I found enhanced the emotions and nihilistic content of this film. There are also a few plot issues mentioned above that hurt the film as well. The triangle relationship between Sam, Mona and Godfrey annoyed me a bit but it did keep in line with the protagonist’s revenge motif.

Where this movie excels is the gunplay scenes, fight action scenes choreographed by longtime Shaw Brother’s actor/action director Lau Kar-wing (Knockabout) and the excellent direction of Ringo Lam. He has a solid aesthetics in putting together scenes and creates a brute force style of action. The scene most mentioned from this film is club shootout between Godfrey and Judge. It sublimely employs the use of the bullet POV** and is one scene I find myself going over a few times whenever I watch this film. There are also a couple of pyrotechnic scenes that are also quite extraordinary in explosive carnage and were a good reason for the overinflated budget.

This movie was not viewed as a success in Hong Kong. It was not a flop though since it made almost 17m HK dollars; however, since it cost over 23 million HK dollars it was a loss for Golden Princess. It actually has a better reputation here in the United States and along with City on Fire is it his most popular. I highly recommend it to viewers who are interested in action cinema. If you take a character first approach to film then you can probably avoid it. But for those who have gone this far in the review I figure you either have seen this movie or are interested in seeing this anyways. With great lines like “wash your butt and wait for me” and “go jack off in hell” I know you will like it.

The Columbia/Tristar release is a pretty good one except for extras in which it only has trailers. It has translated subtitles (no dubtitles) and a Cantonese soundtrack which unfortunately has a few parts missing that is replaced with the English soundtrack (the same thing happened on their Drunken Master release). This release is OOP and it also seems that all other releases except the newer Tai Seng release are also OOP. The Tai Seng R0 release has a Ric Meyers commentary while the HKL R2 release has a Bey Logan & Gary Daniels commentary and a few interviews. If and when I get them I will post my feelings on the quality of those extras.

* I have read from a few sources that there was a deleted scene where Anthony Wong’s character Sam is supposed to cut out the eyeballs of Godfrey and give them to Judge. Sam, of course, gives him the eyeballs of a different victim. I am not going to write here what Judge is supposed to do with the eyeballs though. It does remind me of a similar scene in The Crow and perversely makes sense because Judge is always commenting on Godfrey’s eyes.

** Wrongly mentioned in many reviews and sources as the first time a bullet POV was filmed. It was used in Michael Crichton’s Runaway (1984) and Bey Logan mentions in Hong Kong Action Cinema that it was used before this film in HK in Proud and Confident (1988). It is always difficult to figure out when a first is for cinema. Ringo Lam would later use the same type of shot in Maximum Risk starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: cal42
Date: 07/30/2006
Summary: Full Contact is brought to you by Perrier mineral water...

I’d always liked Ringo Lam’s movies during the 80’s and early 90’s with the exception of this film.

Mind you, I’d only seen a very sanitized version – now I know why one of the ladies in the opening scene suddenly sprouts a knife from her chest! Looking at it now without the expectations of films like WILD SEARCH and CITY ON FIRE reveals this to be one hell of a well-made film.

The villains are pure comic-book. Simon Yam’s portrayal of a gay villain is the main reason why I was turned off first time, but in retrospect he is surprisingly subtle by Hong Kong standards of the time. The only indication we have of his sexuality is his penchant for flamboyant shirts and his liking for twinks (plus his admiration for Chow Yun-Fat’s mesmerising eyes). Maybe I’d not seen the usual Hong Kong stereotypes of gay men before I’d seen this first time, but this did not make me cringe with embarrassment on second viewing like I thought it would.

Bonnie Fu’s character “Virgin” (tongue definitely in cheek with this name) is a total slut. She dresses in mini-skirts, stockings and suspenders and shows off her underwear whenever possible. While I’m on the subject, it’s with infinite sadness that I have to report that on the Hong Kong Legends DVD release, the now immortal line uttered by Chow Yun-Fat when he is asked to inspect her underwear for holes has been changed beyond recognition. No more “No, but I saw a vomiting crab”. Tragic.

The other main villain, Deano (or “Psycho” as it now reads) is perhaps the most cartoonish of them all. All brawn and no brains, he is the muscle of the piece and is nominally Virgin’s boyfriend.

On the other side, things are a little bit more realistic. Chow Yun-Fat and Anthony Wong are more or less believable and well acted (you would expect nothing less). As has been noted in other reviews, Ann Bridgewater makes one hell of a sexy leading lady as Chow’s dancing girlfriend (Trainspotting fact: you can tell where she’s been doubled in her introductory scene because the professional dancer wears flat shoes while Bridgewater wears heels).

The action is fast and pretty damn brutal. Even by Hong Kong standards, there is some pretty gut-wrenching stuff here. As mentioned earlier, the initial Bangkok robbery sees Simon Yam plunge a knife into an employee’s chest – a scene that’s still shocking today. The real stroke of genius though is the infamous gun battle near the end where we see the duel from the point of view of the bullets – the birth of bullet time! Even by today’s standards, the scene is extremely well done.

John Woo was often criticised for glamorising the Triads, but I don’t think you could make the same accusation about Lam’s FULL CONTACT – everything’s just too thoroughly nasty to be appealing, even though Chow’s portrayal of a “good” Triad is as super cool as usual.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: JohnR
Date: 07/22/2006
Summary: Waste of Time

There was a good movie here, but it got buried beneath the gratuitous sex and violence. Ringo Lam over-played his hand and the viewer is the loser.

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: ewaffle
Date: 09/17/2005

“Full Contact” is a crime melodrama in which Chow Yun Fat faces off against a very odd, deadly and repellent gang of killers. Chow’s character, Jeff, is certainly no angel—his only positive trait is loyalty which he carries to ridiculous extremes. But the other guys—perhaps the other bad guys would be a better way to characterize them—led by the fey Judge (Simon Yam at his leering best) make Jeff look like the reincarnation of Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

Jeff is a bouncer in a bar who wants to marry Mona (his stripper girlfriend nicely played by Ann Bridgewater) and return to Hong Kong from Bangkok with his mother’s ashes. He doesn’t quite make it--his best friend Sam (Anthony Wong) has been kidnapped by a local loan shark who expects Jeff to pay his debt. Instead Jeff cuts his way through most of the tough guys there, humiliates the loan shark and goes on the run with Sam and Mona. Judge, Sam’s cousin, is planning a daring hijacking and needs some extra firepower. In one of the worst tactical alliances in movie history the two groups decide to work together for the big payday.

It goes wrong from the beginning—actually from before the beginning. Judge’s crew includes Madman, a muscular, mohawked brute who communicates by grunting or firing his always present machine gun. His girlfriend, Virgin, likes to masturbate and throw grenades. Judge and Jeff immediately hate each other and the sense of betrayal is overpowering and obvious to everyone but Jeff.

The target is a truck full of explosives and ammunition which Judge has been retained by steal. The heist goes wrong from the beginning and the two crews are more interested in killing each other than in getting away with the truck. After several explosions, a very well done joust between cars driven by Judge and Jeff, hundreds of rounds fired, one orgasm (Virgin), a shocking bit of treachery by Sam and the slaughter of an innocent family Jeff is left for dead. In what might be a homage (or at least a nod) to Kung Fu movies, Jeff recuperates at a Buddhist monastery. This monastery lacks an all-important aspect though—it doesn’t have a monk who teaches the sanctuary seeking refugee the Kung Fu he needs to defeat his enemy.

But monks are able to fit prosthetic fingers—Jeff has lost a forefinger and thumb to Judge’s knife—and the monastery has plenty of room for a shooting range so that Jeff can learn to be as deadly with a gun in his left hand as he formerly was using his right. He conditions himself in a makeshift gym, swims a powerful butterfly stroke against the current of a river and relearns his unarmed combat skills. He is now ready to go after Judge and his crew, now retained by the loan shark that Jeff humiliated.

A few things have changed. Mona, thinking Jeff dead, has fallen in love with Sam. Sam, capable of incredible perfidy, is now a thug who enjoys shooting people. Judge has an omnipresent pouting boytoy. Some things haven’t changed--Virgin and Madman are still as crazy and repulsive as ever.

Sam tries to ameliorate his guilt at having double-crossed Jeff and secretly works with him to discover where the stolen ammunition is cached. Adding to the tension is his relationship with Mona. Jeff, deciding that vengeance against Judge his more important than Mona, tells them to work things out themselves.

They find the location of the ammunition after a showdown with some of Judge’s thugs in a beautifully photographed confrontation in a commercial icehouse. It was shot through a blue filter so that some images, like red blood on ice, are very striking. Like all the action scenes, this one was extremely violent and bloody, and full of suspense—even though the audience knew who had to be alive at the end of any shootout, the icehouse scene, the confrontation in the nightclub and the final showdown between Jeff and Judge were very well paced and plotted so that the ultimate outcome always seemed in doubt.

While Chow Yun Fat is the protagonist in “Full Contact” there is no real hero, no one that the audience can empathize with and root for. It is easy to want the really bad guys to lose— Judge is the next best thing to Lucifer but Madman and Virgin become more annoying than evil before they are finally disposed of—but Jeff has no real motivation other than revenge and a tacked on at the very end need to give ten million dollars to a girl disfigured in the explosive showdown after the heist.

Ringo Lam does his very best to make Jeff and Judge parallel characters, trying to make us like Jeff. Toward the end of the movie he does everything but run a trailer across the screen pointing this out. He cuts from one to the other, each doing the same thing. He cuts from Jeff who says “We thieves have to die with a clean conscience” to Judge who says “Talk of a code of honor and you are dead.” But while technically proficient this device doesn’t work—Chow Yun Fat has spent the entire movie shooting, stabbing and blowing up people but doesn’t have a trace of the perverted nobility he does in so many other ordinance driven roles. Jeff is a tough guy but he is no Mark Gor or Tequila.

Recommended for fans of Chow Yun Fat, Ringo Lam and great action photography, including the bullet cam.


Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: Gaijin84
Date: 06/18/2005
Summary: Strong Chow Yun Fat, decent action

One of Ringo Lam’s more popular movies, Full Contact puts Chow Yun-Fat in the role of Jeff, a bouncer at a Hong Kong club that gets embroiled in a robbery scheme after trying to bail out his friend Sam (Anthony Wong). A gambler by nature, Sam has borrowed money from a local gang boss. Knowing Jeff’s loyalty to his friends, the boss holds Sam hostage, hoping that Jeff will come up with the money. Instead, Jeff shows up and wreaks havoc on the gang, setting off a minor war and prompting Jeff and his group to split for Bangkok. There they hook up with Judge (Simon Yam) and his outfit, but in the middle of a robbery, Jeff is double-crossed by Sam and left for dead. Barely escaping, Jeff hides in Bangkok, healing himself and plotting his revenge against both Judge and his one time friend.
Full Contact is one of those movies where you sit back and wonder what could possibly happen next. Although the plot is a standard one of revenge, you’re never really sure who is playing who and which of the characters may wind up dead by the end of the film. Chow Yun-Fat seems to relish his character’s on-the-edge persona, as he seems to ready to snap at any moment and abandon all niceties in order to get what has been taken from him. Simon Yam does a great job in his role as Judge, the gay, psychotic gang leader determined to kill Yun Fat. The members of his gang, Virgin (Bonnie Fu) and Deano (Frankie Chin) are so over the top that you can’t help but laugh at their absurd scenes and the situations that arise between them. Overall, Full Contact is a good movie, but not fantastic. Chow Yun-Fat’s character is fun to watch due to his smoothness and your realization that nothing bad is going to happen to him, allowing you to enjoy how he goes about getting what he wants.

7/10

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 05/04/2003
Summary: Simon Yam's BEST

I watched Simon Yam's 2 best performances back to back: this movie & "Looking for Mr. Perfect." Simon plays similar characters in both - very slick, cool, and feminist. Of course, he is openly gay in this one ;)

The whole cast made this movie great. Of course Chow Yun Fat is untouchable - but I liked everyone else just as much. Simon Yam - the best villain. Ann Bridgewater - unmatchable sex appeal when dancing. Frankie Chan - the powerhouse, and "Virgin" - well, her name says it all! But it's truly great to see Anthony Wong play a scared cat, a chicken. He is entirely convincing.

On the other hand, I didn't like the movie too much. This is the kind of movie that makes you wonder if there is any difference between filmmaking in HK and America. And if all HK movies were like this, the answer would be NO, there isn't a whole lot of difference. IMO, Full Contact is even more Americanized than recent efforts like "Fulltime Killer." Also, everyone seems to get shot. I don't remember anyone who died in a way other than being shot.

[7/10]


Reviewed by: Chungking_Cash
Date: 01/27/2003

Ringo Lam, looking for big money, dug through his trash and found "Full Contact." Though intended to be a commercial venture Lam's take on Boorman's "Point Blank" (1967) resembles something of a grindhouse feature with all the underpinnings (the protagonist's a biker; the antagonist's a sociopathic homosexual with a sexpot henchmen named Virgin; the plot involves a double-cross following a heist). With these junk food specs, "Full Contact" immediately found a home in the West, though it performed below projection at home where audiences disapproved of Chow Yun-fat as a flat-topped biker who prefers butterfly knives to 9mm's. Supposedly, in one sequence, the actors refused Lam's request to fire live ammunition.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: balstino
Date: 08/05/2002
Summary: An Awesome viewing!! But really only an OK film.

It's got Chow Yun Fat in it. He has attitude. It has a rock soundtrack. Ringo Lam directs. It was CYF's last HK film. Well it's not going to be that bad is it!! In fact this is an extremely entertaining watch and the buzz of this film is awesome (Hard Boiled aside). Critically, the film really isn't that great but who cares when CYF is taking 3 blokes out with a ballisong/knife (Is that how you spell it?)!! Buy this movie.


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 05/08/2001
Summary: Pretty good

OH Simon Yam's BEST performance ever has a gay bad guy!! Not the best movie plotwise but the action is good!! Worth watching!! This movie has STYLE!!

7.5/10

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: dragyn
Date: 03/31/2001
Summary: Ballistic Male Machismo

Bullet-cam; scantily-clad exotic dancers; lots of big guns; lots of big motorbikes; ultraviolence; homophobic elements; sex-starved nymphomanics; Chow Yun-Fat wearing leather and biceps..."Full Contact" sweats male machismo.

If you can handle the male machismo (and it's not too hard really; just switch off your brain), then this is one heck of a movie. Chow Yun-Fat looks and acts like some uber-butch urban God, never far from a big gun/bike/sneer/delete as applicable; a far cry from the sensitive characters he is famous for playing. Simon Yam camps it up big-time as a homosexual bad guy with a crush on Chow, in a role that would surely have had lesbian and gay activists raising hell had the movie been released in America.

And "Full Contact" is a movie in which the action really does never stop. And what action! Big guns, big knives, big bangs, and big brawls - all with ultra-cool Chow Yun-Fat somewhere at the centre of it, kicking ass with style. There is one truly memorable car-chase, as well - and I normally fall asleep during car-chases.

The plot is a leaf taken straight out of John Woo's book, but here it is injected with enough icy-cool to freeze the Sahara; it becomes Ringo Lam's baby, completely and utterly. Lam's directing here is very disitinctive, but also very different from anything he has doen before. While still remaing very different from it, Lam's directing here is more akin to the stylistic work of John Woo than the gritty, super-realist work he has doen before in films such as "City on Fire" and "Prison on Fire".

To my mind, "Full Contact" is virtually unflawed; definitely Lam's and Chow's best collaboration. I give it a solid 8/10.


Reviewed by: resdog781
Date: 08/23/2000
Summary: overrated

This movie was okay, a little on the bombastic side with it's MTV-like camera work and that "bullet-cam" that turned out to be a pretty crappy CGI effect. I guess it was meant to be that way though. The acting is what's better here. Chow Yun-Fat as the always cool bouncer with a heart of gold at a HK nightclub, Anthony Wong's almost unrecognizable as Chow's hapless pal who gets in trouble with the ambiguously gay evil mob boss Simon Yam, turning in the film's best performance. Seductive yet completely insane. In the meantime, Simon's boyz kill Chow, and Anthony thinks he's dead so he steals Chow's girlfriend. Chow comes back and lays the smackdown on everybody's candyasses and makes peace with Anthony. The action scenes were okay, a little on the gory side but not great. But you have to love that rockin' soundtrack!!! "ah-ah-ahhhh..." =)


Reviewed by: TequilaYuen
Date: 06/11/2000
Summary: One Of Chow Yun Fat/Ringo Lam's Best Collaborations!

This Movie has it all. I have only seen in on video, but i bet the Dvd has the same features(Media Asia is pretty skimpy on extras). The Story is about the survival of Hong Kongs degenerate society. Chow Yun Fat plays Jeff, bodygaurd at a local bar who getis into some trouble with a local loan shark. He is later double crossed by a gay psychopath (Simon Yam, who steals the show), on a job. He is shot, beaten and left for dead....only to regain his strength, and return to HK for revenge. Backed by it's gritty violence, great lighting, cock rock soundtrack, and bullet cam (my fave). This is Lam's answer to the growing Ultraviolence crave from HK. One of my ten best.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

Ringo Lam's best film deals with sex, murder and revenge. Chow Yun Fat is cool (what's new?).

(8/10)

[Reviewed by Andrej Blazeka]


Reviewed by: hokazak
Date: 12/09/1999

Chow Yun Fat as the villain! Robberies, double crosses, male-bonding. More emphasis on sex than in most mainstream HK films.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Jeff is a bouncer in a Bangkok nightclub, an expert with agun. When his buddy, Sam, runs into problems with a loan shark, Jeff saves his life.'s The loan shark then asks the pair to hijack a truckload of smuggled ammunition in order for the "shark" to forgive Sam's debt. Agreeing reluctantly, Jeff finds out too late that he has been double-crossed and marked for death. Escaping an explosion which everyone, including his girlfriend Mona, thinks killed him, Jeff hides out in Thailand to recuperate. With confused emotions, Sam and Mona become lovers. Fully recovered, Jeff goes to Hong Kong, and discovers his new love triangle. Putting aside his emotions, Jeff sets out to take vengeance on Judge and his gang.

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

With its cock-rock soundtrack and rock-video action sequences, this movie positively sweats vainglory. Chow Yun-Fat pulls off a caper with dainty but dangerous Simon Yam, but a double-cross is in the works. In the messy conflagration that follows, Yam's boys machine-gun an innocent family to get at Chow, leaving a teenage girl with disfiguring scars. Our hero escapes, however, and vows revenge to get money for the victim (shades of The Killer?). Lots of gunfights (even a bullet-cam!), explosions, and bigger-than-life characters are a veneer hiding the movie's more serious problems (campiness, melodrama, a few dead spots).

(2.5/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 6