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      Flashpoint

      R Released Mar 14, 2008 1 hr. 28 min. Action List
      43% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Sgt. Ma Jun (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong police officer with a reputation for violent behavior. He is determined to find and take down three powerful Triad drug dealers (Ray Lui, Collin Chou, Xing Yu). One of his fellow officers, Wilson (Louis Koo), is an experienced undercover agent working within the Triad gang. He and Jun agree to a partnership, but, when Wilson's cover is blown, Jun is forced to confront the gang the only way he knows how: with his fists. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Flash Point features some nice mindless martial-arts action, but too much of the already thin story treads familiar ground.

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      DanTheMan 2 A delicious throwback to the hyperkinetic spectacles of 80s Hong Kong cinema, Flash Point is packed with lightning-fast, extensively blistering one-on-one fighting and manic bloodstained gunplay that would make even John Woo proud. The third collaboration between star, Donnie Yen, and director, Wilson Yip, the film does admittedly suffer from its uneven pacing, extremely noticeable anachronisms and clichéd plot we've already seen a thousand times. Yet this stripped-down unpretentious actioneer essentially amounts to an 87-minute freight train of Donnie Yen badassery and effortless awesomeness, even if the film can't decide if Yen or Louis Koo is the main hero. The final fight is the stuff of legends, and rightly so; pitting Yen against the equally legendary Collin Chou, it's one of high-impact bone trauma that you owe yourself not to miss. Yen's choreography is exceptional, Yip's direction is superb with some fluid camerawork and the score by Kwong Wing Chan positively pulse-pounding. For all its faults, Flash Point more than delivers where it matters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review jeremy z A largely incoherent plot with some cookie cutter police narrative, all the action that isn't Donnie Yen showing off his mma skills are all lame. lame shootouts and lame car chases, with some particularly cringeworthy wirework. But, that one fight at the end. *chef's kiss* Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member i wonder those so called 'movie critics' that gave the feed back as "just another dumb action movie" actually watched the film or not? don't expected oscar's level acting or story line when u are watching an action pack movie. the finale fight scene is worths for the value!! can't name much movies that are better than this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Ummm boring not for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/20/18 Full Review Audience Member The story is paper thin, and the characters aren't the least bit compelling, which makes the tremendous action somewhat regrettable. Action sequences can be good without a strong narrative, but they can only be great if the audience is engaged. I was not engaged. However, the film's now-famous final showdown is a prime example of close quarters action with many cuts done legibly and with skilled choreography. American action cinema should take notes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Ever since I saw Donnie Yen in " Ip Man " I been watching his movies, but this one fails to delivered the goods. Yen attempts to bring in grapping and other mixed martial arts as his specialty. It would have worked of there were actually fighting scenes. Instead we have a long winded story withoit action. If you are going to try a new fight movie, there should of least be many fight scenes, I was disappointed. As that being said for this not being a great Donnie Yen movie, I give " Flashpoint " a C-. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Anderson Newsday Insensible. Rated: 2/4 Mar 21, 2008 Full Review Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle Yen has developed a recent passion for mixed martial arts, and his more traditional punches and flying kicks are supplemented by some close-quarters Muay Thai kicks and even some jujitsu submission holds. Ultimate Fighting Championship fans will be happy. Rated: 3/4 Mar 14, 2008 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction. Rated: 1/4 Mar 14, 2008 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Flash Point is a great action film, a title that highlights the abilities of all its cast and crew, and a must see for all fans of the category. Rated: 7.5/10 Feb 27, 2022 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com If you're a fan of Hong Kong police flicks, then you know that at any given moment, it seems like 50 percent of the force is deep undercover in the triads. Rated: 3/5 Jun 13, 2008 Full Review Austin Kennedy Sin Magazine I really wanted to see a fun mindless martial arts film. But the story is so familiar that it beoomes boring. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 8, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Sgt. Ma Jun (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong police officer with a reputation for violent behavior. He is determined to find and take down three powerful Triad drug dealers (Ray Lui, Collin Chou, Xing Yu). One of his fellow officers, Wilson (Louis Koo), is an experienced undercover agent working within the Triad gang. He and Jun agree to a partnership, but, when Wilson's cover is blown, Jun is forced to confront the gang the only way he knows how: with his fists.
      Director
      Wilson Yip
      Screenwriter
      Kam-Yuen Szeto, Lik-Kei Tang
      Distributor
      Third Rail
      Rating
      R (Strong Bloody Violence|Brutal Martial Arts Action)
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 14, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.3K
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