A nonstop thrill journey, District B13’s dizzying action sequences more than make up for any expository flaws. An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest during which the impressive action sequences overcome the low manufacturing value and by-the-numbers plot. Blending brilliant bodily comedy with thrillingly choreographed set items, Police Story makes a persuasive case for Jackie Chan as one of the all-time genre greats. A simple-minded however visually thrilling experience, full of blood, violence, and ready-made movie quotes.
A terrific popcorn thriller, Speed is taut, tense, and energetic, with outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock. Pivoting on the bizarre relationship between seasoned hitman and his 12-yr-old apprentice — a breakout turn by younger Natalie Portman — Luc Besson’s Léon is a trendy and oddly affecting thriller. Kill Bill is admittedly little more than a stylish revenge thriller — albeit one that advantages from a wildly creative surfeit of style. … Read MoreRead More »