Tuesday, March 03, 1998

The Replacement Killers

100634 / 18 / US / 1998 / Fuqua, Antoine / / action
Replacement Killers, The. © Columbia Pictures. P: Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey. D: Antoine Fuqua. DP: Peter Lyons Collister. ED: Jay Cassidy. CAST: Chow Yun-Fat (John Lee), Mira Sorvino (Meg Coburn), Michael Rooker (Stan Zedkov). 86’. Scope. MPAA 35239. Rated R = 17. Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Timo Porri / Eirik Udd. DIST: Columbia Finland. Viewed in Helsinki, VET, Tuesday 3 March 1998. *** Visually exciting film debut by rock video director Antoine Fuqua. The visual surroundings of a passport forgery studio, car wash, photo automat and Buddhist temple are used for maximum impact. Chow Yun-Fat is convincing, although his English accent is wooden. Mira Sorvino is fine in a different role. The ultra-violence almost matches John Woo’s Hongkong efforts.

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