My unintentional focus this year was on the films of Korean action star and self-avowed nightclubber Ryoo Seung Beom. I picked my films this year largely on the mood I happen to be in that day, and that day I happened to be in the mood for a lot of slick, big-budget crime and espionage films.
The only thing memorable about this film is how good it might have been if someone else had directed. As has always been the case, Stanley Tong was given all the pieces for a great film and just couldn’t make them fit together. Awkward drama, awkward comedy, and awkward action sequences are tenuously strung together in what proves to be a very average film.