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      Shatter

      R 1974 1h 30m Adventure Action List
      Reviews 26% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An international hit man is targeted by Asian villains when he arrives in Hong Kong to pick up a payoff. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      DanTheMan 2 The other Hammer / Shaw Brothers collaboration, Shatter's conception predates The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, as it was originally pitched as a Canadian co-production before being confined to a shelf for a few years and then resurrected as part of the collaboration deal. Rather than a period drama as both companies were used to producing, Shatter sees the action transported to contemporary Hong Kong and it's used to great effect, even if it amounts to nothing more than a lot of glorious eye candy. The film ran into many problems during production and this is evident in the finished product, the editing is off by a beat, it doesn't go anywhere very fast and isn't helped by a mediocre script. Stuart Whitman doesn't care about his role, an entirely one-note performance, but he's carried by the indomitable Peter Cushing who always gives 100%, remaining a joyous presence in this otherwise substandard kung fu exploitation. Ti Lung is the actual star here even if he struggles with his English dialogue, the same problem befalls Lily Li. In the end, the novelty value of Shatter probably makes this more of interest to Shaw fans than Hammer fans; although I enjoyed the film, like Golden Vampires, it just left me wanting more from its initial promise, ultimately coming across as incredibly sloppy and rather underwhelming. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Audience Member Hammer Studios makes a kung fu spy film, and the results are dubious, at best. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A run of the mill spy flick. Whitman is the balls as Shatter but he has very little to play with. Cushing offers up a real touch of class in his brief role but overall it is really average. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A hitman goes unpaid for a hit on an East African leader and is told he is no longer wanted. In certain types of work, it always is better to get some funds paid up front for services. This spy film never quite hits the mark but is watchable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A hitman goes unpaid for a hit on an East African leader and is told he is no longer wanted. In certain types of work, it always is better to get some funds paid up front for services. This spy film never quite hits the mark but is watchable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A professional is double-crossed while collecting on a hit taken out on an African leader. Early promise dissipates rather quickly. If the distinguished Stuart Whitman were British, he would have been a lock for James Bond. Take a seat Mr Connery. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An international hit man is targeted by Asian villains when he arrives in Hong Kong to pick up a payoff.
      Director
      Michael Carreras
      Producer
      Michael Carreras
      Screenwriter
      Don Houghton
      Production Co
      Hammer Films, Shaw Brothers
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Adventure, Action
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 30m