A Los Angeles special liaison officer (Wesley Snipes) is called in to investigate the murder of a call-girl in the boardroom of a Japanese corporation. Accompanied by a detective with unusual knowledge of the Japanese culture (Sean Connery), the two men must unravel the mystery behind the murder by entering an underground "shadow world" of futuristic technology, ancient ways and confusing loyalties.
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I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
The flaws don't cripple what is a fiercely funny, exciting and provocative detective story about the crimes of corporate culture -- crimes that transcend race and geography.
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.