A good detective story with lots of action that shows the influences of Hollywood, but has at least one twists to many--at the end where credibility is stretched a bit too far.
Set in the China of the early 1930s, the action stems from murders at an arms factory complicated by superstitions and politics. A young hot shot detective is joined by an older outsider whose skills will remind you of Sherlock Homes and a woman medical examiner who seems a precursors to a C.S. I. show.
The lead actors are very good, much better then the director who has trouble keeping the story line focused. Still a good entertainment.
3 out of 5
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