Chow Yun-Fat didn't make a film for three years after Bulletproof Monk, and that may just be out of embarrassment. On paper this could have been an enjoyable disposable action film, but nearly everything goes wrong. The script is poor, littered with tired cliches long past their sell-by dates and fortune cookie homilies passing for dialog, and Chow, once the most charismatic of Asian stars, cuts a rather chubby and past his prime figure, at times distressingly like a post-Star Trek George Takei doing panto. When Seann William Scott cuts a more convincing figure in an action movie, things have gone very wrong, though in all fairness to Scott he is a surprisingly likeable hero and turns in the films one decent performance. As for the Nazi villain of the piece - oh dear. Was every other actor in Germany busy that month? Even the fight scenes are pretty dire: none of the cast are martial artists, and the direction, editing and choreography do little to hide the fact, while the wire work is possibly the worst ever seen - slow, unconvincing and completely lacking in any sense of weight or gravity, it just makes the fight scenes look ridiculous. Watchable, but pretty awful, the only consolation comes from the DVD's deleted scenes, which show that the film could have been even worse.