The Duel (2000)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-02-19
For the martial arts genre, this movie is nowhere near as good as the average stuff that came out in the early 90s, but it is still one of the best in the last couple of years. As a general film, it is slightly better, but there's nothing special about this, and the special effects are rather standard. The Storm Riders was masterpieceful; A Man Called Hero was pretty decent but not as good; and A Duel is still not bad but shy of A Man Called Hero. In short, the trilogy gets worse as it decends. Ekin Cheng shows up for 2 minutes at the beginning and doesn't make an appearence again till the end of the movie. He's in maybe 15 minutes tops. Nicky Cheung is, of course, the best element of this movie.

Still, it's a lot better than, say, China Strike Force.

Reviewer Score: 6