A special agent comes up against his defected partner and now evil nemesis.
Where the film succeeds, it does so with some style. Even if the Chinese maestro, once touted by Tarantino as "the most exciting director to emerge in action cinema since Sergio Leone", overcooks his continual rubber unmasking (thus swiftly killing the 'big twist'), he does re-produce his thumbprint touches with traditional flair: acrobatic, two-handed gunplay, symbolic children and those perennial bloody pigeons, they're all here, interlaced with occasional dabs of Matrix-inspired virtual fluid
Reviewed by Mark Dinning
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