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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the corruptor-plenty of action
I totally enjoyed this film,although there was no martial arts involved there was still plenty of action right from the start,plenty of fire fights to keep you glued to the movie.this is chow yun fat at his best,he plays a tough cop who plays both sides to keep the streets under control,but as the film unfolds we see he also has a heart,which leaves mark wahlberg's...
Published on 29 July 2009 by misty rivers

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3.0 out of 5 stars Assault on Precinct 15
Mark Walhberg plays Danny Wallace the newly assigned, and only non-Chinese cop in New York's Chinatown district. Greeted with dislike and distrust, Wallace has to slowly win over the respect of his team members before finally being acknowledged as a "partner" by his boss, Detective Nick Chen. This finally happens after he saves his life at the end of an epic and bloody...
Published on 10 Jun 2008 by tallpete33


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the corruptor-plenty of action, 29 July 2009
This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I totally enjoyed this film,although there was no martial arts involved there was still plenty of action right from the start,plenty of fire fights to keep you glued to the movie.this is chow yun fat at his best,he plays a tough cop who plays both sides to keep the streets under control,but as the film unfolds we see he also has a heart,which leaves mark wahlberg's character with a bit of a dilemma.this movie has the action and the emotional balance of the characters just as it should be.with a few twists along the way you wonder who is on which side,so if you like a film with plenty of action this one is definately worth watching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Assault on Precinct 15, 10 Jun 2008
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This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
Mark Walhberg plays Danny Wallace the newly assigned, and only non-Chinese cop in New York's Chinatown district. Greeted with dislike and distrust, Wallace has to slowly win over the respect of his team members before finally being acknowledged as a "partner" by his boss, Detective Nick Chen. This finally happens after he saves his life at the end of an epic and bloody car chase.

Caught in a feud between warring Triad gangs, Wallace finds himself unwittingly indebted to one of the charming, but manipulative gang captains, himself with designs on the gang leader's job. He soon discovers he is not the only one on the payroll but the FBI are closing in on all of them and their actions become increasingly desperate.

A good film, violent but with a twisting plot and good chemistry between the main characters, it slowly builds up to the bloody finale where all is not what it seems.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Chow Yun-Fat in the west, 28 Dec 2003
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This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
After the above average Replacement Killers, Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat teamed up with director James Foley and actor Mark Wahlberg to star in what appears to be his best film in the West.
Detective Nick Chen (Chow) is well recognised by the people of New York for keeping the peace in the city's turbulent Chinatown district, which is run by hotheaded triad groups. Rookie cop Daniel Wallace (Wahlberg) is assigned by superiors to work with Chen's unit. Reluctantly Chen builds a bond with Wallace as they both carry out their duty as policemen while trying to prevent a blood-n-bullets war between two of the cities major Triads. Sooner or later, the pair begin to doubt each other as their loyalty is questioned.
Compared to 'The Replacement Killers', this film has much more intense drama and performances by the cast (except for Wahlberg - whose characters always turn out the same) especially Chow Yun-Fat, as he gets more dialogue in this movie than RKs and proves that not all of his American roles were awful (whoever said that maybe never saw this). He brings to the screen a great load of charisma as soon as his opening shot, you might even get the tune he was humming into your head for a few days after watching this movie. The camera work is quite slick as the editing adds an edgy, streetwise feel to the atmosphere. The action for the movie was very stylish and intense as it is displayed in a very gritty way. The handheld shots used for the car chase are a perfect example. The theme tune for the film gives it a very complex mixture of Eastern and Western culture and dark suspense. The soundtrack used throughout the film gives it a very urbanised feel and backdrop for the story.
All I can say is - great movie, great action, and a worthy performance from Chow Yun-Fat
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5.0 out of 5 stars the corruptor, 12 Aug 2013
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another good film well worth watching keeps u on the edge of ur seat from start 2 finish good value for the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film, 15 May 2013
This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I do like this film a lot and I've watched it many times but surprised its not available on bluray yet .....
Only disappointment is that the car Chase is cut and the full car Chase is included in the extras.
Why does the back cover say the running time is 110 minutes approx when its only 1 hour 45 minutes and 36 seconds ....to me thats 106 minutes
( big difference really)
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3.0 out of 5 stars DVD, 8 May 2013
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I wasn't entirely satisfied with this product because it was very old and the dvd disc was scratched and marked, it played fine which is the main thing
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5.0 out of 5 stars the coruptor, 14 Mar 2013
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its a very good film for anyone who likes mark wahlberg, its not what you think the ending is surprising
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent DVD for a damn good movie., 8 Aug 2000
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This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
When I saw The Corruptor on sale for a tenner I thought "Why not give it a go?" It was a good decision, and I thought this movie was excellent. The car chase is superb and the action sequences are very good, with the fair share of bullets in the head. The extra features are remarkable though, with the whole film running through with the director's comments, one of the tracks from the soundtrack's video (no good if you hate rap music though) countless interviews/information clips and decent bios on the actors. The director says he had never seen a full Chow Yun Fat movie which makes this seem quite remarkable. One of the actors did a sterling job despite being an amateur.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Jun 2000
This review is from: The Corruptor [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I thought this film was excellent, 1st I saw it on a Video rental, then I wanted to buy, but it wasn't on video general release. When I bought a DVD player, it was the 1st film I bought. Great action and adventure......a must
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 1 Jun 2000
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Great if you like plenty of action, a lot of blood and shooting, and a great film
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