A very mixed bag, mostly less than impressive. Ludicrously gory and violent. As silly a plot as you're ever likely to see in a HK actioner. During the non-action arts, the story varies between hysterical melodrama and dull soap. The characters are all unsympathetic, even abrasive, and it's hard to care about what happens to any of them. Only two of the majors are left alive at the end, but you'd be long past caring who will survive by then.
Reviewer Score: 4
On the plus side, plenty of gunfighting and kung-fu action (apart from the fairly boring middle section), and some outstanding fighting female kung-fu woven into the climax.
To sum up: John Woo without the style or flair.