Lushly beautiful and built around the larger-than-life persona of soulful Chinese star Chow Yun-Fat, in his U.S. debut, this melodramatic action opera is a lurid love letter to the guns and poses aesthetic of Hong Kong action cinema. Reluctant hit
man John Lee (Chow) is indebted to ruthless crime lord Mr. Wei (Kenneth Tsang) for the safety of his mother and sister back home. After Wei's hot-headed son is shot by detective Stan Zedkov (Michael Rooker), Wei orders Lee to murder Zedkov's 7-year-old in retaliation. His conscience working in overdrive, Lee tries to get false documents from tough high-tech forger Meg Coburn (a grievously miscast Mira Sorvino) so he can fl...