Director/Writer Boaz Yakin teams up with British action star Jason Statham for one of the best action films in years. Statham, who has sleepwalked through many of his recent roles, gives one of his best acting performances in this story about a former cop/mercenary/CIA-type who befriends a young Chinese girls who is in the middle of a gang war involving Russian and Chinese mobsters in New York City. The action is first rate and the story is gripping. This film inexplicably died at the box office in April, earning a paltry $17 million. It's worth watching on DVD.