Tiger Claws (1991)

Article 5118 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 3-26-2016
Directed by Kelly Makin
Featuring Cynthia Rothrock, Jalal Merhi, Bolo Yeung
Country: Canada / USA
What it is: Martial arts action flick

A female cop who wants to prove she can handle a big case teams up with a rebel cop who tends to things his own way in order to catch a serial killer who specializes in martial arts masters.

Well, I will say this; a serial killer who specializes in martial arts masters isn’t doing it the easy way. Still, that’s the sole fantastic element in the movie, and since it doesn’t play up the horror aspect of that idea at all, this movie remains really marginal. The two leads are appealing and some of the action sequences are decent, but that’s about it for the positives. The script is a compendium of cliches and the acting varies from acceptable to pretty bad. The musical soundtrack is a bit unusual for this kind of fare, but it’s not annoying or intrusive, so that’s a plus. For what it is, it’s passable but not remarkable fare.

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