Watch: The Corruptor 1999 123movies, Full Movie Online – Nick Chen is one of New York City’s most martial police officers and the first Chinese-born immigrant on the force. Chen’s job is to keep the peace in Chinatown from a turf war that has broken out between the Triads and the ruthless, and dangerous Fukienese Dragons. Chen teams up with Danny Wallace, who is terribly unaware of this situation. When the Tongs boldly attempt to bribe Wallace, Chen is forced to keep his faithfulness..
Plot: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
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|6.0/10 Votes: 18,591|
|48% | RottenTomatoes|
|56/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 216 Popularity: 12.104 | TMDB|
Seriously Underrated Slice of Action
While not perfect, The Corrupter is far from lacking when it comes to delivering the action goods we’ve come to expect from a Chow Yun Fat movie. People who say it needs more action or character development must have watched the wrong movie. To add more of either would have had to resulted in a longer movie. From start to finish, no time is wasted in conveying the story or showing Hong Kong style gunplay that is above and beyond what American audiences are used to. Extremely violent and full of imaginative ways to kill people with a gun, I don’t see how anyone who would even consider watching this would give it a low rating. Unlike today’s action flicks who strive for their precious PG-13 rating, this movie takes it over the top and is full of gratuitous nudity, immoral activity, and point-blank head-exploding gunfire. If you’re into any of the aforementioned goodness, then you more than likely won’t be disappointed by this flick. The famous car chase scene is perhaps the most violent ever put to celluloid. Mark Wahlberg isn’t the greatest actor but is believable nonetheless. Chow Yun Fat plays the role of desensitized Asian gang taskforce detective Nick Chen perfectly. This isn’t a movie to watch with the kids as Chen’s antics can sometimes leave one questioning his sanity. With a touching ending and adrenaline pumping action, The Corrupter delivers on all promises – so much so that I must wonder if some of the other reviewers here were even watching the same movie. 9/10
Yun-Fat Chow shines, Wahlberg doesn’t
I still wonder why Hollywood gives Mark Wahlberg any work. His dramatic range is nil. If it weren’t for his aww shucks schtick he would have no schtick at all. His performance in this movie is the single worst thing about the movie. There are other things that aren’t so good, but nothing else is nearly as bad.
That being said I have nothing but good things to say about Yun-Fat Chow. This is the kind of character he plays best. Edgy, complex and dynamic, a tough cop and a bad cop that is at heart a good guy.
The story is that Mark Wahlberg is sent into the chinatown precinct to fill a staffing shortage. The lead detective in that precinct, played by chow, is corrupt and in the pay of the Tong. Over the course of the movie Wahlberg’s character is sucked into the corruption as well. The story is pretty standard cop drama fare with a few twists, but nothing spectacular. Really the best part of the movie is watching Chow, the worst is watching Wahlberg.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director James Foley
Writer Robert Pucci
Actors Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Panavision Primo and Lightweight Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393, Fuji F-CP 3519)