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Romeo Must Die (2000)
USA / English
"In A World Of Vicious Rivalries And Violent Betrayals Only One Thing Is Sure. "
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.
Jet Li Han Sing
Aaliyah Trish O'Day
Isaiah Washington Mac
Russell Wong Kai
DMX Silk
Delroy Lindo Isaak O'Day
D.B. Woodside Colin O'Day
Henry O Ch'u Sing
Jon Kit Lee Po Sing
Edoardo Ballerini Vincent Roth
Anthony Anderson Maurice
Matthew Harrison Dave, Roth's Assistant
Terry Chen Kung
Derek Lowe Chinese Messenger
Ronin Wong New Prisoner
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Producer: Joel Silver,Jim Van Wyck
Writer: Mitchell Kapner,Eric Bernt
Enjoyable enough
There seems to be several films in this one. A story about corruption and property deals, a story about fathers and their children, a tentative Romeo and Juliet romance and of course martial arts and guns. The actors acquit themselves well. One hoped for more of Michael Wong and less of Anthony Anderson (his constant 'Dim Sum' refrain being quite irritating) but the actors act, the plot moves and the film is enjoyable enough.

Jet Li is as usual very watchable and apart from his skill at martial arts (quick and effective but always graceful) he acts OK. His cab scene with Aaliyah is charming and funny and one wanted more of that but their relationship is underdeveloped in the script. It is a pity as Aaliyah is luminous and sassy. Her untimely death in real life was a tragedy.

Not as good as 'Kiss of the Dragon' but better than 'The One' and 'Cradle 2 the Grave' but inferior to Jet Li's Hong Kong movies.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 5.7
Musician: Stanley Clarke
Running time: 115 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3