Blood Brothers [2007]

The production staff, lead by John Woo, has made this film technically excellent. Thanks to Daniel Wu and Hsu Chi, Blood Brothers has a couple of slick performances that make it an easy watch. The problem is that the film is evocative of every “coming-to-the-city-to-make-our-fortunes” movie that came before it. Production staff does a great job capturing the look of 1930’s Shanghai but the scenario feels about as old. Action direction by veteran Phillip Kwok is well designed to wake you up when the story starts to drag.

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