Martial-arts superstar Jet Li stars in this action-packed adventure as Danny, a slave raised by a gangster (Bob Hoskins) to be a violent fighting machine and compete at illegal gladiator-style fight clubs. When Danny has a chance encounter with a blind piano tuner (Morgan Freeman), he experiences true kindness for the first time - and escapes from the underworld to live with the piano tuner and his family. But the mob won't give up its prized pupil so easily, and Danny must fight to protect his new family and shed his old life.
This film is like three films in one. Just as you get settled into one genre it jumps into another and then to another and then back again, meaning you can never really relax, but who would want to when the action is this good?