Feb 28, 2015
It’s worth watching, but will not go down as the best film that Hong Kong has produced in recent years – far from it in fact.
Mar 13, 2015
Vitally, ‘First Strike’ is still full of the energy and invention that leaves so many other action films pale in comparison.
Feb 20, 2017
It gives me no pleasure to say that I would even consider, if heavily medicated, watching ‘The Spy Next Door’ again rather than this.
May 12, 2015
This is another great slice of entertainment JC style, and was one of his best performances before his physical shape noticeably began to deteriorate in the mid-90’s.
May 16, 2015
Stanley Tong continues to show his skill in the action genre with more kinetic direction.
May 19, 2015
The action is far superior to that of any American made film on ten times the budget, and shows Chan at his best shortly after the excellent ‘Drunken Master 2’.
May 3, 2015
At times frustrating and yet mostly entertaining, ‘The Myth’ may not be vintage Chan, but there are glimpses here of a performer who is still a valuable treasure for world cinema.
Jun 1, 2015
If you’re looking for a strong plot or an all-round classic of cinema, this certainly isn’t for you. However, if you just want an inventive and engaging 90 minute action-comedy, you could do worse than this.
Jan 16, 2021
‘Vanguard’ tries to be a slick, Chinese version of ‘Mission: Impossible’ but has no idea what made the Tom Cruise film popular with viewers and critics alike.