The Corruptor (1999)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


The Corruptor (1999) Poster

With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.


6.1/10
17,279


Videos


Photos

  • Mark Wahlberg and Yun-Fat Chow in The Corruptor (1999)
  • Yun-Fat Chow in The Corruptor (1999)
  • Mark Wahlberg in The Corruptor (1999)
  • Yun-Fat Chow and Byron Mann in The Corruptor (1999)
  • Yun-Fat Chow in The Corruptor (1999)
  • Mark Wahlberg in The Corruptor (1999)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


27 March 2002 | chuckrules
Everyone has a secret
They say everyone has a secret. The Corruptor is a prime example of this saying because everyone in Chinatown is hiding something in this movie. Detective Nick Chen, played by international star Chow Yun-Fat, heads the Asian Crime Unit in his precinct. Chen is a decorated hero with many years on the force. He is also in the back pocket of Uncle Benny, the leader of the old-line gang in the city. Because of this he is fighting even harder to take down the Fukienese Dragons, a gang of young Chinese recently arrived to America. Adding to his problems Chen has a new cop in his unit, Mark Wahlberg plays Danny Wallace. Wallace is a rookie with his own secrets including a father who owes the Italian mob a large sum of money. The Corruptor is fun! Any movie that starts off with an entire storefront exploding and the one `survivor' being gunned down as he comes out the door is bound to grab your attention. Many gunfights and chase scenes later you even realize there is a story here. Mark Wahlberg continues to improve as an actor though it is hard to think of him as anything other than `Marky Mark.' Chow Yun-Fat is the main reason to see this movie. He was a star in China for many years before we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him. His English has improved immensely from his first American movie, The Replacement Killers, and his charisma is at the level that it always has been. When Chow is on the screen it is hard to watch others and it will definitely be interesting to see him in the remake of The King and I with Jodie Foster. James Foley directed this movie. It's not for everyone but if movies like Hard-Boiled and The Killer entertained you then check out The Corruptor. It's worth it!

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,765,300 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$15,164,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,493,601

Contribute to this page

High School Icons, Then and Now

Take a trip down memory lane with photos of high school TV and movie icons then and now, from "Dawson's Creek," Clueless, and more favorites.

See the gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com