Synopsis by Nathan Southern
An Asian police sniper team gets cross-sectioned in this slick, über-masculine thriller from Hong Kong director Dante Lam. At the heart of it all is the warped, ongoing rivalry between psychotic ex-leader Lincoln (Huang Xiaoming) and current leader-commander Hartman (Richie Jen). Lincoln just finished four years of incarceration for manslaughter thanks to a job that didn't go as planned, leaving him with bitter hostility and resentment; moreover, each leader carries around a twisted, complicated personal history. These factors repeatedly put the two at odds, leading to an eventual onslaught of orgiastic violence and a rapidly-escalating body count. This film gained some unanticipated notoriety when, on a deeply tragic note, star Edison Chen committed suicide following production.