Michelle Yeoh in a film called Stuntwoman sounds like the setup for some great martial arts action, but Stuntwoman isn't that sort of film. This is Michelle Yeoh : actress rather than Michelle Yeoh : action heroine. That's not to say there's no fighting - there are some blink-and-you'll-miss-them moments, nor that it's a bad film - just that it won't satisfy someone looking for action.
Despite the title there's very little stuntwork featured and the film quickly moves into the private life of Yeoh's character, the stuntmen she hangs around with and the gang violence that seems to accompany the film business. As the film progresses things become more downbeat and confusing (partly due to the editing) as characters hop between China and Hong Kong or get killed.
Michelle Yeoh and Sammo Hung are both good in their roles, stretching their acting muscles more than their actual muscles for a change. It means it's not simply a Kung Fu film without the Kung Fu, it's a film in its own right.
The extras aren't bad and it's a blessing that subtitles are available as the English dubbing is very muffled and quiet.