Replacement Killers, The

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Carlos Gomez

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Produced by: Columbia Pictures Corporation, WCG Entertainment

Distributed by: Columbia, Sony

Genre: crime drama

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Review by Xibo Date seen: February 15, 1998
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: A-
Summary: Chow Yun Fat does crime drama with martial arts excellence.
Chow Yun Fat plays a kick-ass tough guy assassin who is struggling with his soul, as he fails to kill his designated target because he can't stand to leave the guy's young son fatherless. So, the chinese mafia gets really upset and hunts him down. Meanwhile, he seeks to get a fake passport and get out of the country, but this only gets the documentation specialist in trouble. Not enough martial arts, but plenty of gunfights and other action. There's never a dull moment here. 

Review by jack Date seen: February 28, 1998
Viewing Location: Some multiplex. Grade: B
Summary: Guns, guns, whoa look at those.
This movie would have been better if there had been more guns and fewer loving shots or Mira Sorvino's chest clad in a variety of clinging silk, lace and cotton numbers. It is telling that in a movie starring Chow Yun-Fat and involving a number of gun scenes the thing I remember most is just how often Mira was on display. Still, if you're looking for that (no nudity, lads, sorry -- go see the Marilyn Monroe movie) and what is basically a shameless rip-job of _The Killer_, this will do in a pinch. And hell, I've seen _the Killer_ about 3048245023425 times already anyway. 

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