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Af­ter the un­even Hard Tar­get and dread­ful Bro­ken Ar­row, cult Hong Kong di­rec­tor John Woo fi­nally hit his stride in Hol­ly­wood with this deliri­ous thriller about an FBI agent (John Tra­volta) who swaps ap­pear­ances with a slick gangster (Ni­co­las Cage). The premise is com­pletely ridicu­lous, but the bal­letic bloodbath sees men flying through the air, or turn­ing som­er­saults to avoid bul­lets, while the script con­stantly sends the plot ca­reer­ing off in to­tally un­ex­pected di­rec­tions. 1997, 18, 133MIN

JOHN AND NI­CO­LAS WERE OUT TO PROVE THAT LOOKS COULD KILL

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