A warrior and a wise guy. They're Los Angeles who mix punches with punch lines in a knock-down, gun-down Showdown in Little Tokyo. Dolph Lundgren is the muscle, an American samurai steeped in Eastern traditions. Brandon Lee is a Valley dude quipster with a lot of fight in him. Together they hang tough in a war with a lurid L.A. underworld of Japanese drug lords. As directed by Mark L. Lester (Commando), that combat is a frenzied comic book come to explosive life. How this dynamic duo takes on and flattens all comers makes for smart, fast-moving martial arts action adventure. A class act (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times).