The Replacement Killers

The Replacement Killers

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Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) star in this '90s action film from director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer). More

Hired assassin John Lee (Yun-Fat) is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his family in China, Lee seeks out expert forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino) to obtain the passport he needs to get out of the country, but a band of replacement killers is soon on his trail.

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1998Rating: MA15+87 minsUSAColumbia Pictures, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, WCG Entertainment Productions
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The Replacement Killers | Reviews

38%37 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The Replacement Killers is as abstract as a jazz instrumental, and as cool and self-assured.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(The film) has the feel of a visual sampler or an elaborate colour swatch submitted for a design that remains largely unexecuted.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An excessive and melodramatically daft Cantonese crime opus, but in English, with a thumpingly trendy soundtrack but much less charm than the originals.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

As pointless blast-athons go, The Replacement Killers isn't bad.

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Salon

Salon

(The actors are) paper-doll characters sacrificed to speed and movement.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

(Sorvino's) significance in the story is marginal. She's a dramatic drag. And there is zero chemistry between her character and Chow's.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

(The film has) some of the flashy, kinetic Hong Kong style but not much of its substance.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Fuqua appears unable to compose an unattractive shot...

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The Replacement Killers | Release Details

The Replacement Killers is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.