The Replacement Killers
First screened in August 2014
Director: Antoine Fuqua. Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Clifton Collins Jr., Jürgen Prochnow, Randall Duk Kim, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, Leo Lee, Patrick Kilpatrick, Leo Lee, Frank Medrano, Carlos Gómez, Carlos Leon. Screenplay: Ken Sanzel.

Twitter Capsule: Perfunctory story; filmmaking sometimes too heavy. But Fuqua gets some energy into it. Chow looks uneasy.

VOR:   Interesting to watch Hollywood studio attempt to appropriate a Hong Kong star and a Hong Kong aesthetic. Attendant, inevitable awkwardness even more fascinating than parts that work.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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