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Review: Little suspense, but plenty of kicks in 'Special ID'
Review: Little suspense, but plenty of kicks in 'Special ID'

Hong Kong filmmakers have tried — and largely failed — to duplicate the success of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," so more appear to be looking to thriving film industries in Japan and South Korea for inspiration. The Donnie Yen vehicle "Special ID" supplies the proof. Director Clarence Fok Yiu-leung has here co-opted South Korea's messy fight choreography as seen in the noted 2003 thriller "Oldboy" as well as the cartoonish, multi-culti lowlifes that populate the bulk of Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike's canon. Yen stars as Chen Zilong, an undercover cop who infiltrates the Hong Kong underworld, "Infernal Affairs"-style....

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