The Replacement Killers

The Replacement Killers

dir. Antoine Fuqua (1998)

Film poster: “The Replacement Killers” dir. Antoine Fuqua (1998)

A straightforward lone-wolf action film that just about transcends its 1980s b-movie vibes. Chow Yun-fat invests his character with a rare vulnerability. Mira Sorvino makes the most of an unusually empowered (if poorly dialogued and lamentably shallow, wholly plot-serving) ‘female hanger-on’ role.

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