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.
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
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.
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