*/**** Image A Sound A-
starring Shu Qi, Vicki Zhao, Karen Mok, Song Seung Hun
screenplay by Jeff Lau
directed by Corey Yuen
by Walter Chaw Frankly, So Close could suck a tennis ball through a keyhole. Directed by action choreographer Corey Yuen (whose The Transporter I actually sort of liked), the film, a head-scratching mix of elaborate camera angles and stultifying "Dragnet" editing, is so dedicated to trundling from one rigorously disinteresting action set-piece to the next that it's fair to wonder why the filmmakers even bothered to provide exposition of any sort.