John Woo's debut as director of a martial arts movie can't be more mediocre. The rest of the people do a fine job, but sometimes Woo doesn't know how to plan the filming of the action movements. Anyway, his fans will see some of his "tics" in embrionary state, for example the use of slow motion, and also will see some non-Woo funny elements (japanese female karatekas fighting in the mud and showing their breasts). Only recommended for completists.
Reviewer Score: 4