Fulltime Killer There are plenty of things that go boom, pow, and rat-a-tat-tat in this Hong Kong thriller about rival assassins and the woman (the enigmatic Kelly… Fulltime Killer There are plenty of things that go boom, pow, and rat-a-tat-tat in this Hong Kong thriller about rival assassins and the woman (the enigmatic Kelly…
Movie on DVD Review

Fulltime Killer (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 17, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jun 17, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Action/Adventure, Foreign Language; With: Andy Lau, Kelly Lin and Takashi Sorimachi; Distributor: Palm

There are plenty of things that go boom, pow, and rat-a-tat-tat in this Hong Kong thriller about rival assassins and the woman (the enigmatic Kelly Lin) caught between them. But who needs all that noisy stuff when you've got two stars so magnetic they can turn a somewhat derivative action drama -- complete with El Mariachi, Point Break, and The Usual Suspects references -- into an emotionally charged piece of dizzy fun? EXTRAS Also amusing are some behind-the-scenes footage and a swift making-of filmlet in which Asian superstar Lau speaks matter-of-factly about stunt work while comically marveling at the challenges of filming a love scene.

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints
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