Small-time criminal Mel Gibson and his partner, Gregg Henry, steal $140,000 from the Chinese mafia.

But then Gibson is shot and left for dead, double-crossed by his wife, Deborah Kara Unger, and Henry.

A no-holds-barred revenge thriller then gets under way, with Gibson proving a convincing tough guy.

Based on the same book as the classic 1967 Lee Marvin film, Point Blank, this ultra-tough thriller ditches the many ambiguities of the original and opts instead for a more straightforward storytelling style.

However, the gritty action is very well-staged, Lucy Liu impresses with her high-kicking style, Kris Kristofferson is the top villain and James Coburn has a cameo.