Whilst this film is by no means bidding for a place in the list of all-time greats, it is a wonderful action movie. After a fairly standard opening, the plot takes a very unexpected twist and our all-conquering hero grapples, in genre-typifying form, with unbelievable odds and dastardly uber-foes but, most of all, this a love story. The does-he-doesn't-he-get-the-girl plot (I won't spoil the film for you by revealing the answer) does, however, serve as a back-drop for some stunningly inventive action scenes. The martial arts scenes really are a joy - we alternately roared with laughter and felt our eyes pop out as the film goes from fight to fight and as the odds get ever-more improbable. There is a supremely creative comic twist to many of the fight scenes, and this plainly elevates the film above many of it's action-movie peers. (I'd love to know which art (or arts) were used - our bet was Kung Fu.) Jason Statham makes a thoroughly convincing performance and manages the transition from anti-hero to hero beautifully. The love-child of Superman, Bruce Lee, Bruce Willis and Vinnie Jones is alive and kicking in the South of France!