Romeo Must Die


Action / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 60755


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Jet Li as Han Sing
Grace Park as Asian Dancer
Anthony Anderson as Maurice
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750.93 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 55 min
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Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Not one of Jet Li's better Hollywood pictures

Jet Li. I confess, I love the guy. I love seeing him in the movies, kicking backside and doing all of his magical kung fu stuff. Now that previous box office winners like Van Damme and Seagal are sitting helplessly on the STV racks, Jet Li is the only persistent martial artist out there giving his fans the kind of films they want to see. But his Hollywood career (and let us remember he is only in his third year of it) has been somewhat choppy. Li seems to alternate between making good and bad films on rota. His debut was as the baddie in LETHAL WEAPON 4, which despite entirely negative reviews was a film I really enjoyed due to the well-staged action and stunt sequences. Next was ROMEO MUST DIE, his first "heroic" role but one I missed out on. Then Li made KISS OF THE DRAGON, which is by far my favourite film of his, an authentic and hard-hitting kung-fu flick, an action film like they used to make in the old days. Then recently he came up with THE ONE which was another letdown.

Sadly ROMEO MUST DIE falls into the pattern as one of the misses rather than the hits and my recent viewing substantiates this. Basically, the plot is a spin on the age-old Shakespeare romantic tragedy, except this time the gangs are Chinese and black, to give it a modern multi-cultural appeal. Ignore the Chinese aspect of the story, which is played down majorly, as instead this is more of a modern urban black story of street violence and, like Seagal's EXIT WOUNDS, consists of large black men making unfunny jokes and unappealing R&B music playing over lots of expository sequences. The would-be coolness of the production is a long way from those classic days of '70s blaxploitation and instead this feels like a watered down version that has lost its bite.

Unfortunately the film never seems to know what kind of a movie it wants to be. Despite the title and Shakespeare connections, it never works out as a romance as Li and Aaliyah never even get to kiss. The martial arts stuff is kept to a basic minimum and tends to be ruined by some godawful CGI effects which make Li do impossible manoeuvres in the air like kicking nine people and then jumping up again, spinning around and kicking another five. Plus, many of the fights are supposed to be "funny" (examine the appalling football-fight), leaving us with a string of half-hearted action sequences which fail to engage the blood rush an adrenaline junkie hopes for. At least Li got back to basics with KISS OF THE DRAGON, which offered straightforward fighting and hardcore violence to the max.

The acting isn't bad, but it's just that the various roles are rather uninteresting. Some – like Isaiah Washington's villain – are over-simplified no end, whilst others like Delroy Lindo's shady gangster are just too complicated so you never really know which side they're on. Li isn't bad as the hero, but he feels a bit awkward in places, something which he has happily cleared up in more recent ventures. Aaliyah is also surprisingly good in her film debut, although not quite Oscar worthy. Lindo, as always, puts in an excellent supporting role. One aspect the film does have in its favour are the violent X-ray images, where Li hits an opponent and we get to see the various bones breaking on the skeleton, although thirty seconds of the harder stuff has once more been excised by the worthless censors that our country employs. So overall I would skip this eventual disappointment and instead seek out the next movie of Li's Hollywood career.

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 10 / 10

Jet Li's first solid American awesome decent action film he ever did!

Romeo Must Die (2000) is Jet Li's first American action film that he made in America in a lead hero role and it is solid action flick! His whole entire film career Jet Li was always playing a good guy, until he come to America for the first time his film role was a bad guy in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) right after success of the last installment in Lethal Weapon series he agreed to make this film and it worked. It was his first hero role, before he went to make The Expendables films. I grew up watching Romeo Must Die as a teen, that's how Jet Li become my favorite action star of all time. In this flick you have Anthony Anderson and Russell Wong from Vanishing Son. Aaliyah will be missed she did a good job on this movie. R.I.P Aaliyah (1979 - 2001). I seriously love this film and most people wouldn't agree with me, with taking this film as Jet Li's number 1 action film. It is my number 1 Jet Li film, I borrowed the VHS tape in summer 2001 just for seeing this film, till today I still love it and I own it on Blu-ray.

"Had to? My brother? , That... was a mistake!"

Plot: International action-star Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4) stars in this hi-octane thriller from the producer of blockbusters "The Matrix" and the "Lethal Weapon" franchise. While hunting down his brother's murderer, he falls in love with the daughter of a rival crime boss who is his prime suspect. A modern take on the classic "Romeo and Juliet" co-starring hip hop star Aaliyah Haughton (one of 1999 Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21"), Delroy Lindo ("Ransom," "The Cider House Rules"), Isaiah Washington ("Out of Sight") and rapper DMX.

The basic plot about this film is about a murder and a blood feud between rival gangs, when Han Sing's (Jet Li) brother is murdered in Oakland, California, Han escapes from Hong Kong prison and he flees the country by coming to US, to investigate on his own, his brother's murder while facing off the same time with his estranged father. All leads lead to Trish O'Day (Aaliyah). Han shares an attraction with Trish O'Day (screen-debuting songstress Aaliyah) even tough their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud.

This film has pretty much all action, gravity- warping martial arts, cool visual effects and all star music track combine in this revved-up action movie from producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) and starring Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4) in his first English-language lead role.

The action in this movie is really good and the acting is really decent from all actors. I love the theme song of the movie. Moving on, the story was okay not bad, but as the same time not fantastic. The pacing of the movie was smooth and stylish. The director really made a good job directing the movie, I still would stay Romeo Must Die is a lot better than Steven Seagal's Exit Wounds. There is a lot of martial arts in this film and betrayal. This was the first Jet Li film he made in America and it was none Chinese film. The fights between Jet Li and Russell Wong was incredible but I think the special effect was made just like was in The Matrix . I also love the script and Jet Li's lines the one that were really funny one's.

In my honest opinion with Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die is the most underrated Jet Li's American action film. I would say it is way better than Don Wilson's Bloodfist and even tough it is not a martial arts tournament film, it is still better and more enjoyable. You have Delroy Lindo in here from Broken Arrow and Gone in Sixty Seconds and Anthony Edwards who always makes me lough in the movies he is in it. The film is also filed with humor and it is visually stunning and exceptionally detailed and loud sound. The movie has several amazing action scenes and a few funny ones too. Jet Li & Delroy Lindo are both at their best.

Overall: Romeo must die was sweet and entertaining I love this flick to death, I enjoy the song DMX - First I'm Gonna Crawl, gosh they aren't movies made like this one today. Jet Li's film get's a perfect 10 by me 10/10 still I think it is underrated action film.

Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. The film was released in the United States on March 22, 2000.

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Starring: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DB Woodside, Anthony Anderson, DMX, Delroy Lindo, Henry O Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Producers: Joel Silver, Jim Van Wyck Screenplay: Eric Bernt, John Jarrell Story by Mitchell Kapner Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 55 Mins. Budget: $25,000,000 Box Office: $91,036,760

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

Romeo Must Die (2000)

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father. Romeo Must Die is a very entertaining action flick thanks to a very good performance by Jet Li and it's really disappointing that we don't see him in great movies anymore and even if we do it's for around 5 to 10 minutes for example The Expendables Trilogy now he is starring only in crappy Chineze movies anyways moving on the movie does have some over the top action but overall it has a lot great stunt work and fight scenes that will steal the show and some really good humor and it's a pretty good movie which is mostly remembered for Aaliyah since she died one year after this movie.

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