Los Angeles Times - 09/12/2003
"...What defines SO CLOSE, directed with noticeable esprit by Hong Kong veteran Cory Yuen, is its human dimension and its light and playful sense of fun..."
SO CLOSE is a high-energy, high-tech, visually arresting film by action director Cory Yuen, known for his collaborations with Jet Li. Sisters Lynn (Shu Qi) and Sue (Zhao Wei) are slick, fearless, and equipped with enough firearms and gadgetry to outwit an army. The girls were raised as assassins after witnessing their parents' murder by a group of ruthless businessmen who stole their father's ground-breaking invention: a way to control video security cameras via satellite. Now that they're all grown up, the super-sisters use their father's technology to mastermind their way into the guts of a corporate building. Once inside, they perform supernatural feats of martial arts and levitation (a la CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) to assassinate bigwig computer mogul Chow Lui. The sinister (but always lovable) sisters meet their match in Kong Yat Hong (Karen Mok), a whip-smart detective investigating Chow Lui's murder. Just before Hong can book them for the crime, all three women become the target of Lui's corrupt brother Chow Nunn, and the lines between law and lawlessness are pleasantly blurred. Lynn reconsiders a life of crime when old flame Yan (Seoung-Heon Song) shows up unexpectedly, but her tenacious younger sister, desperate for a promotion, is not about to let go of life on the edge.
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