The Fifth Commandment

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  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.6  (1,326)

The Fifth Commandment, released in 2008, is an action thriller movie starring Rick Yune, Roger Yuan, and Dania Ramirez. The movie is directed by Jesse V. Johnson and written by Bobby Mort and Johnson. It is set in Bangkok, Thailand, and revolves around the life of a hitman named Chance Templeton. The movie begins with a flashback showing a young Chance being trained as a hitman by a mentor named Max (Keith David). Max teaches Chance the importance of following the fifth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," and how to apply it in his profession. The story then jumps forward to show Chance as an adult and a successful hitman. He is hired by a wealthy businessman named David (Boone Junior) to assassinate a drug lord in Bangkok.

In Bangkok, Chance meets a group of thieves who try to rob him. One of the thieves, Fon (Dania Ramirez), catches Chance's attention, and he decides to help her and her group rob David's mansion. But after the robbery goes wrong, Chance realizes that he was set up by David. He also learns that David has kidnapped his younger brother, Miles (Brandon Lee), and plans to kill him if Chance does not complete his job.

Chance now finds himself in a difficult situation. He has to complete his job and kill the drug lord while also finding a way to save his brother from David's clutches. Along with Fon and her team, Chance sets out to accomplish both tasks. However, David has a few tricks up his sleeve, and their mission becomes increasingly perilous.

What follows is an action-packed adventure filled with martial arts, gunfights, and mind games. The cast, particularly Rick Yune and Roger Yuan, delivers some impressive fight sequences that keep the audience engaged. The plot is predictable, but the execution is commendable. The movie also explores the themes of brotherhood and loyalty.

One of the most refreshing things about The Fifth Commandment is its setting. Bangkok provides an exotic backdrop for the movie, and the director does a good job of showcasing the city's vibrant culture. The movie also features some breathtaking shots of its famous landmarks.

The character of Chance Templeton is well-crafted. He is not just a mindless killer but a man with a conscience. His inner conflict between his profession and his moral code is a recurring theme in the movie. Rick Yune portrays the character with just the right balance of vulnerability and toughness.

Dania Ramirez's character, Fon, is also noteworthy. She is a skilled thief who helps Chance in his mission. Fon is smart, sassy, and can hold her own in a fight. Her chemistry with Chance adds a touch of romance to the movie.

Roger Yuan, who plays Ross, the muscle for hire, is another standout performance in the movie. Ross is a formidable opponent for Chance, and Roger Yuan portrays him with enough menace to be intimidating.

The movie's pacing is inconsistent, and some scenes could have been trimmed to make it more compact. The climax is predictable, but the action sequences make up for it. The movie's soundtrack consists of an eclectic mix of hip hop, rock, and Thai music.

Overall, The Fifth Commandment is a decent action movie that delivers what it promises. The movie's setting, cast, and action sequences make it worth a watch for fans of the genre. It's not a game-changer or a masterpiece, but it's an enjoyable ride.

The Fifth Commandment is a 2008 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

The Fifth Commandment
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    4.6  (1,326)