Donnie Yen is all that and a bag of chips, as they used to say. Action movie, romantic comedy, and sentimental love story are all rolled up, mixed together and splashed across the screen making a very compelling visual treat. I saw this in New York on the big screen at Lincoln Center so this not a DVD review.
Reviewer Score: 9
This is a quality film crafted by Gordon Chan and Andrew Lau. Lau is a triple threat on this project as he directs, produces, and takes his seat in the cinematographers chair. Sweeping camera angles filled with some surreal action keep eyes on screen. Scenario is set in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation and feature the requisite atrocities from the Japanese leader. Cast is wonderful featuring Anthony Wong as a double-dealing nightclub owner and Shu Qi as a lovely singer who falls for Chen Zhen.