Not one of Anthony's best, not least because his role
here seems almost pointless, and his cop does little more than hover in the background.
The focus of the film is really his colleague Elvis Tsui, who is friends with martial
arts superstar Billy Chow and his night-club singer fiancee, Diana Pang. To cover the medical bills of
Pang's mother, the last two kidnap a millionaire (preceded by Pang's entirely
gratuitous strip-tease, which puts Jamie Lee Curtis's in True Lies to shame),
only to find themselves falling deeper into crime, pursued by their erstwhile pal.
The movie starts off like a
Stephen Chow comedy, then flirts with Aces Go Places for a bit, maybe thanks
to Tsui's baldness, but is largely ineffective in either role. Towards the end, it
does eventually find its footing, perhaps closer to Natural Born Killers
than anything else, since you can understand the reason for the tragic couple's
actions, if not condone them. The only interesting twist is when they decide to
wreck the life of her former boss in the nightclub, framing her for murder. This
idea could have been developed further; sadly, it's rapidly discarded in favour
of the obvious and formulaic finale.