Chinese director Gao Qunshu takes on the subgenre of the contemporary western with this opus, starring Duan Yihong and Francis Ng and set in the arid wastelands of the Gobi Desert. Yihong plays Zhang Ning, a hitman-cum-underground boxer fleeing through the Gobi with his pregnant girlfriend, Sun Jing (Charlie Yeung. Several nemeses are hot on their trail, including a pair of ruthless killers (Ng, Yu Nan) and a cadre of lawmen headed by Detective Leopard (Duan Yihong). Early on, the officers manage to capture Zhang and Sun and take them to their camp, but the assassins soon appear as well, which forces Zhang to assume a heroic role in the presence of his captors, and ignites a series of surprising and explosive reversals. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Francis Ng and Wu Jing are cool as you would expect, but the story is so convoluted that you are left wondering what happened. Reminicint of "Let the Bullets Fly" where the director doesn't really know if the movie is a comedy or an action movie. This movie lacks the charm of the Hong Kong action comedies that Jackie Chan used to produce. A shame when you consider the talent this movie had. Recommended.