Reviewed byHarrison Tweed (Top Dawg)Vote: 9/10
This film had all the elements of a Hollywood production. The story was told well, had a lot of heart, with lots of twists and turns. The score could have been better and I would have loved to see more of Tony Jaa, but nevertheless, the directing and cinematography where on point and all the leads played their roles great. The action was not overwhelming and just right for the story being told. The pace and length of the film were perfect and the subtitles on screen at the right speed/length. Very enjoyable and a recommended viewing from me. A well deserved 9/10!
Reviewed byphanthingaVote: 8/10
Directed by Wilson Yip the man behind Ip Man and action choreographed by the legendary Sammo Hung you will know this movie gonna be good.Kill Zone:Paradox almost like a recreation of the last movie with the same actors but with different background and motivation.Louis Koo now as the new main character team up with Yue Wu to rescue his daughter and busting a illegal organ trafficking in Thailand.Tony Jaa for some reason starring in this movie too but his role is small and i guess the movie need his imagine to draw viewers but the action scene with him is quite nice so i'm not complaining.Apart from the top notch action as usual the movie is very depressing with one of the best performance by Louis Koo this year.The pacing is better and more easy to follow than Kill Zone 2 so fan of the series will have a blast while watching this movie
Reviewed bylatinfineartVote: 8/10
This film far exceeding my expectations. Louis Koo was amazing. Tony Ja was his usual self. Impressive as hell. Though he played a more subordinate role, for a change. Good story, well written. If I have any criticism of the story, I think they give the Thai police way, way too much credit. They are essentially a group of bumbling fools who barely work, unless there is money on the side. Public welfare does not fall within their purvue. However, they showed the police commissioner as every police commissioner in the country has ever been. Corrupt as hell, and with a heart of darkness. They also portrayed the politicians in the same light. Totally accurate. Absolutely possessed with hearts of darkness. Totally self absorbed. Up to no good. No concern for the public good. Spot on.
Thailand is a lovely country on so many levels. But, you do not want to get mixed up with the mafia, nor the police. Almost the same thing. And the last people you want to associate with are the politicians. They are as dirty as they come.
The choreography of the action sequences was outstanding, and it was a tremendous display of the martial arts. Kudos to the stars, the director, and the rest of the crew.
Hong Kong police negotiator Lee Chung-Chi has learned that his 16 year old daughter Wing-Chi has disappeared while in Thailand. He travels to Thailand and teams up with Chinese officer Tsui Kit and his partner, Tak, as they face off against American gangster Sacha, who is operating a black market organ smuggling ring. A series of clues lead Chung-Chi to not only learn the fate of his daughter, but overcome the odds to stop the ring once and for all.