I wrote a long post about this movie, but I think they didn't like the wording. So, il keep it simple. Lots of talk, little kungfu.
The little bit of kungfu is pretty good.
Excellent! I watched this without knowing what it was about and enjoyed how the story removed layer after layer to reveal the underlying truth. Basically a story about a paranoid schizophrenic detective and a hard working family man who stops a couple of bandits, knowing anymore about the story line would ruin it. Takeshi plays his role quite convincingly using the concepts of meridian points to describe in a CSI like manner (both visually and orally descriptive) the events that transpired as he sees it. Donny Yen performed the Martial arts scenes magnificently which were reasonably realistic as well as visually impressive. Visually the look is stylish and the scenery is both beautiful and rustic. Watch and enjoy.