Two men cut off from the world in different ways become unlikely friends and protectors in this offbeat action drama. Danny (Jet Li) is a physically powerful but emotionally stunted man; never given any sort of proper education, Danny has learned little in his lifetime but how to fight, and his minder, Bart (Bob Hoskins), treats him more like a guard dog than anything else, using him in illegal no-holds-barred brawls that earn Bart plenty of money but only reinforce Danny's violent alienation. When Bart is injured in an auto accident, Danny is left to fend for himself, and stumbles upon Sam (Morgan Freeman), an elderly piano tuner who has lost his sight. Sam is the first person to treat Danny with kindness, and the music he plays soothes the troubled soul of the fighter. However, Danny's fighting skills soon come in handy when Sam runs afoul of a pack of small-time crooks who believe he knows too much about their operations. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I gave this a 1/2 star because that was the only way to review this movie. It is unfortunately that a great talent like Morgan Freeman's talent was wasted in this movie. And poor Jet Li. You kept waiting for his true talent to unfold but it stop near the beginning of the movie.
I rented the Blu Ray version of the film. Overall, I enjoyed the action and Jet Li was great in his part.
If only the photography of the movie was as good as the special features on the disc.
The movie looked like it was made by an amateur photographer. Colors were a mess and varied from scene to scene. Most of the facial tones were of a shade not known in nature.
Wish they had saved some money on the talent so that they didn't have to film the movie with a smart phone.
Sure wish film makers would get tired of bleaching all the color out of their movies. I sure am.