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Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland China’s takeover of Hong Kong. (Source: Letterboxd) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2007
  • Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 330 users)
  • Ranked: #5914
  • Popularity: #11750
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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The Butterfly
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Mar 2, 2023
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Overall 8.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
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No holds barred fun!

Flash Point is a good old fashioned Hong Kong crime drama with plenty of shoot-outs and hand-to-hand combat between cops and bad guys. The story is paper thin and the writers didn't worry about using almost every trope from the genre. What sells this movie is the fight choreography---your enjoyment will be determined on how much you appreciate watching Donnie Yen and Collin Chou fight in their prime.

Donnie plays a detective who is always being disciplined for being too aggressive with perps in his job. The upper white shirts allow it because he's so good at closing cases. His latest case involves his partner, Louis Koo as Wilson, who has gone undercover with three vicious Vietnamese smugglers and their gang. The first half of the movie has a modicum of action, it takes the time for us to build empathy for Wilson who is not the brightest UC cop and Donnie whose only motivation in life is bringing down criminals. It also shows just how violent the three brothers are so that we can wait with anticipation for Donnie to clean the floor with them. As the officers close in on the bad guys and appear to have a strong case with numerous witnesses, the witnesses are murdered one by one until Wilson is the lone person to be able to testify. Character building time is over children, now the blood letting begins. I started thinking of Wilson as Timex, he took a licking and kept on ticking, it almost became comical how many times he was injured. Don't expect much from the basic plot because it had as many holes as a paper practice dummy.

The high point of this film was in the final act as the bodies started stacking up. Even something as simple as jumping a fence became a chance for doing something more creative. During one brutal battle, Donnie's character loses control and the blood lust overtakes him leaving him shaken. The final extended fight between Donnie and Chou was worth the price of admission for this movie. It was vicious, fast, and well-choreographed combining a number of styles and looking more like MMA than kung fu. While there were a few "movie moves", for the most part the brawling seemed fairly realistic. And brawling it was as the two not only kicked and punched but grappled on the ground with bones breaking. Donnie won a Hong Kong Film Award and a Golden Horse Award for Best Action Choreography and he earned it. The stunt guys who did the more dangerous work are to be commended as well.

The loose cannon cop who doesn't play by the rules and the bad guy who can get to anyone has been done a hundred times over and this film certainly didn't break any new ground. The entertainment value for people who love Hong Kong crime and action films lies in the ferocious tension filled confrontations. You may groan at some of the idiotic mistakes the police make but you may also hold your breath in wonder at how fast and limber Donnie and Chou were and remind yourself it may just be acting but these cats were fast as lightning.

3/1/23


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Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
This movie is filled with great actors. Donnie Yen, Collin Chou, Fan BingBing, Louis Koo, and Yu Xing. All wonderful actors.
This movie had a boss ass beginning. Donnie is super fast with his fist, legs, and his tactics.
Louis is that annoying friend that you can't help but to love. He's the one you have to always get out of trouble, but he's your friend and you would never want to leave him.
Fan BingBing is a woman you would want by your side. She wouldn't leave you, no matter the circumstances.
Collin Chou may have been the bad guy, but he's sexy. He is a wonderful fighter as well. I could watch his movies anyday.
In total, I love the movie. The voice cover ups could've been convincing. The music was... totes addictive.

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  • Movie: Flash Point
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2007
  • Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 330 users)
  • Ranked: #5914
  • Popularity: #11750
  • Watchers: 533

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