International superstar Chuck Norris stars in this pulse-pounding revenge thriller that pulls out all the stops for explosive edge-of-your-seat excitement. Crackling with unbridled energy and suspense, it's an electrifying... more » adventure that's as fast and hard-hitting as its unstoppable hero. Police detective Sean Kane (Norris) is any criminal's worst nightmare: a cop who's just as lethal with his lightning-quick martial arts moves as he is with his service revolver. But when his partner is brutally murdered, Kane quits the force and goes beyond the law to seek vengeance against the ruthless Morgan Canfield (Christopher Lee), a powerful and well-connected drug lord who destroys any man who stands in his way. But Kane has never been more ready for a fight. He's bold, ferocious and has an ace up his sleeve: his mentor, Chan (Mako), a martial arts wizard who will join him in a thrilling no-holds-barred final assault against Canfield and his criminal empire.« less
Classic Chuck Norris with some great kicks and a pretty good old school plotline!
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This is an excellent Chuck Norris film! I feel his best!
John Bennett | Springfield, Illinois | 02/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I feel An Eye for An Eye was Chuck's best out of all of his martial art films. The story was excellent and sad in the beginning of the film. The film picks up when Norris displays his spectacular skills on a group of Triad Drug villians. The cast is excellent with good performances from Richard Roundtree and Christopher Lee. Excellent Martial Art fight scenes including Norris facing off with Professor Toru Tanaka. This man is mean and huge. An excellent martial arts film."
It's Revenge Plot 101, but if isn't broke don't fix it.
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 12/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When policeman Chuck Norris's partner is killed in a drug bust gone bad, the former karate champ goes on the rampage, kicking in the teeth of all that get in his way. Hey, wasn't this the plot of Forced Vengeance? Well, yes it is. But where that movie was passable chop sokey hokum, An Eye for An Eye gets a little boost from a better cast (you could not beat having Christopher Lee and Richard Roundtree in the same movie) and the picturesque backdrop of the San Francisco setting. It just seemed to work a little bit better this time around. Recommended for those who like movies with a little kick to them."
Corny, but fun...
R. Mcfadden | New York, N.Y. | 02/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I want to give this movie 4 stars. Mainly because it has Mako, and Prof. Toru Tanaka. But without Chuck's 'stache...I can't. In all seriousness though. this movie is actually one of my favorites by Chuck. It's got a touch of the dectective story to it. The acting is better than usual in a chuck Norris flick. And, most importantly, the fight scenes are good.
I can't speak for anyone else, but when it comes to martial arts films, one thing matters above all else and that's fight scene choreography. Of course different eras and styles have different standards. As far as American martial arts, Chuck is still the standard in my opinion...all due respect to Billy Blanks, Cynthia Rothrock, et al. This title, along with a few others, show Chuck's prowess as a martial artist in a way that later became lost in an array of spinning back fists, round house kicks and cheesy scripts (can anyone say, "The President's Man"?).
Overal this movie is fun, with some good fight scenes and a memorable performance by the Professor. Definately worth a view!!"
Excellent action movie but why not in Wide Screen ?
Mian Sukiman | Jakarta Indonesia | 03/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, MGM released 3 Chuck norris titles at the same day. This one, Invasion USA, and Lone Wolf mcQuade but MGM opted to release this as full screen and the other 2 in WS. What is the logic behind that? This movie is everybit as good as the other 2 and should have been treated the same way.The movie itself is excellent as the title suggests it is about revenge. The fight scenes are great and Chuck Norris performance is very good. The full screen picture is quite sharp and the sound is in mono. Considering the price, this DVD still a must have for Norris fans."