this is so far the only movie that i think van diesel really got some potential being a real actor. he did well in this film and very convincing. the script is somewhat too loose and random. the camera did well, directing could be better. by viewing the deleted scenes, i was pleased that the editor/director did a better job by deleting those purposeless scenes. one of the firefights scenes is the 2nd best shooting scenes i've ever seen besides the 'heat'. not bad at all, 'casue i didn't fall asleep as when i watched segal's 'out for a kill', i indeed fall asleep during it. van diesel still has to work on his two dead fish eyes. he need put more energy into his focus of his eyes, then he would become even better.