Fled Movie Review

Movie Review by Anthony Leong © Copyright 1997

You've seen this kind of movie before. It continues the long line of violent buddies-on-the-run-from-the-Mafia movies in recent years-- Fair Game, Assassins, Bulletproof, Bad Boys, Eraser etc. It has all the conventions (which makes you wonder if there's a standard fill-in-the-blank screenplay for these things)-- the obligatory scene in the strip bar, one of the major characters being a computer hacker, the bad guys are the Mafia, lots of cars crash and blow up, some of the cops are corrupt... it's so derivative that the dialogue even makes reference to other movies (the only half decent line is when Stephen Baldwin says to Laurence Fishburne "Didn't you see 'What's Love Got to Do With It?'"). The direction by Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57) is not bad, considering the script, but Kevin is clearly a student of the John-Woo-school-of-film-making.

So if you like the Hong Kong style of action film, with its choreographed-slo-mo-running-around-and-leaping-through-the-air-with-two-guns, you might like this movie.

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