I really can't tell you anything that hasn't been said here by other enlightened reviewers, but I can add this: This is the only foreign movie I've ever seen that made sense. Let me explain, because I don't want it to sound like an insult to foreign movies. I love foreign movies, especially those of the Hong Kong market. Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, I can't get enough. But somehow, even in the smallest, unimportant way, something in all other foreign films didn't add up in the translation. Whether it was a line of dialogue, a plot point, or a joke, I could always expect to encounter something I didn't understand. But here, no jokes fall flat. The story makes sense. None of the characters seem out of place or odd. I don't know if it was in fact the translation, or if this movie simply translates well to english, but if you've been turned off to Hong Kong movies because they confuse you, give this one a try. I'd also like to mention that it has the classic bad-guy/ good guy equality that's missing in alot of movies. Most of the time our hero just kills/maims hordes of faceless goons, but sometimes we're treated to an interesting villain who holds his own against the hero. Good job.