(5 out of 5 stars)
This is an Independent, modern film noir about young, rookie cop Jason Bartok (played by the handsome Chad Allen) who accidently shoots his older cop partner during a shootout. He follows the orders of his injured partner to take the money from the crime scene and give it to a beautiful Chinese woman named Linda (Bai Ling). In order to give her the money, Jason must find out who she is and track her down. BUT thats not all. Lots of twists, turns, and suspense along the way as Jason goes through a series of disturbance, questions, betrayal, romance, etc. Not a lot of action or gore, but this is an interesting movie worth watching on how the story unfolds until the end.
Great cinematography--the film was mostly digitally shot, making the movie more real-life towards the viewer. The reality-style cam makes us feel like we're actually with Jason throughout the movie. The camera captures good angles of the Las Vegas city lights and carries a dark tone, especially in the beginning where we are introduced to Jason stumbling in the Las Vegas street. There are also some good shots of the desert atmosphere later on.
More to offer from this film is its original score.TALENT:
Superb, talented acting by the two very attractive leads: Chad Allen and Bai ling. This movie alone is worth watching because of their acting. Their onscreen chemistry also comes off as very natural and convincing. They absolutely sizzle!Just my opinion. Thanks for reading!"
Bai Ling stars in a boring crime film
Richard Ross | 05/19/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Paris has two great things to look at : Bai Ling and good digital video photography. The rest of the film is a boring ripoff of True Romance. Leon (James Russo),a crooked cop, is mistakenly shot by his partner Jason (Chad Allan) during a drug deal gone bad. Jason is devastated by the possibility that he may have paralyzed his mentor. In a vulnerable mind frame he agrees to Leon's request that he take the money from the dealers and deliver it to a woman named Linda (Bai Ling). Jason comes to find out that she is a beautiful Asian woman that Leon was seeing some time ago. The search for Linda takes Jason to numerous brothels and massage parlors. He doesn't find her but at one of the strip clubs he gets a little information from a seasoned prostitute named Chantal (Karen Black). Chantal thinks she knows where Linda is hiding and after she discloses that information to Jason she gives him a warning. She tells him to be careful of Leon. She tells him that he is a violent and dangerous man who should be feared. This scene is a little odd since Black vamps it up while outfitted in such a tight corset that pushes her bust up. Her sinister laugh is creepy as well. Jason finally finds Linda in a Vegas casino. He tells her that Leon has been hurt bad and that he wanted her to have the money. A little apprehensive Linda takes the money and leaves that night. The next morning Jason is ready to come back home since he thinks his mission is complete but when Linda knocks on his hotel door fearing for her life he realizes that his problems have only just begun. Both the mob and the police are after Jason and Linda and the two start running for their lives. As they hide out at cheap motels the two begin to fall for each other. They plan on using their ill gotten gains to buy a place in Paris where they hope to live happily ever after. This film wasn't that exciting and the story was too similar to True Romance. There were also a few odd touches like the Karen Black scene but also a cameo from Ron Jeremy. The only decent acting comes from Bai Ling who also provides some brief nudity. Female viewers may appreciate Chad Allan's looks since they won't be impressed by his acting. The film benefits from it's DV photography which makes it a little grittier and more authentic but otherwise it is a fairly predictable crime thriller."