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Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan are great in this movie. A lot of people seem to be amazed that Jackie Chan can be dramatic but the reality is that Jackie Chan has made dramatic films throughout his career, they've just never been as popular as his Action/Comedy films. The movie itself is nothing special and has some plotting issues. The biggest problem with this movie is not the acting which is pretty damn great all around or even the story which is generic but not bad, the problem lies in the fact that it really seems like two films based on the same script spliced together. What I mean by this is there is one story about Quan's search for vengeance and there is another about Pierce Brosnan and the police trying to stop any further blood shed. Both story run parallel to each other but never really seem to impact things.
I liked that the narrative had to two seperate storylines to be honest. Quan added the elememt of surprise to the action scenes and Brosnan brought the substance for the dialogue heavy scenes. Definitely a fun movie but like you said definitely not something mind blowing in any way.