Overall Rank: 2591
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 123
Theatrical Release Date: 05/13/2005
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Louis Leterrier
Actors: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan, Dylan Brown
Plot: Danny is a man that has been raised like a dog to become the ultimate fighting machine for his extortionist owner, Bart. After an accident leaves Bart in a coma, Danny is found by a kindly blind piano tuner and his daughter who gradually return his humanity, but his past won't let him go that easily. -- Chris Kavan
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/26/2011
Danny has been kept by the mafia to perform deeds for them. Because of his collar, he is raised like a dog. If it is unleashed, all hell breaks loose. He becomes an unstoppable fighting machine. The story doesn’t revolve around him; it also shows compassion of the human spirit by strangers and the resolution of who his mother really was. Yes some of the scenes are over the top but its casting and morale lesson speaks volumes. Morgan Freeman was superb in his role as a father figure. The action mixed with pertinent background music and luscious scenery was amusing. Jet Li’s acting was stretched here; you can really empathize with him. Overall, this entertaining film had a lot to offer, if only it had more realism to it.
Hogan - wrote on 05/14/2009
Of the Jet Li films i have seen, this one is the most enjoyable, and likeable of his characters. Very happy about Bart's unfortunite coma, Jet Li's character seemed to come to life, and you felt compassion for him and wanted to find a way to help him, hoping that his "owner" would die in the coma.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/23/2012
Jet Li plays the son of a Chinese immigrant who is taken in by a London gangster at a young age and brought up as a kind of human attack dog, kept in a cage and trained only to fight. Upon finding himself free for the first time in his life after an attack by a rival mobster, he returns to the only person who ever showed him kindness, blind piano tuner Morgan Freeman; but the past inevitably catches up with him. Actually this rather unpromising and hokey sounding premise is easily the films greatest weakness. If you can look past it, you'll discover an extremely stylish and unusual thriller. The scenes between Li and Freeman's family have a genuine warmth and sincerity which never resorts to schmaltz, Li in particular bringing an innocence and pathos to his role. The direction is much …
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