So far, so good. But then Yee gives us too many sequences of talking and trials, bringing his fine pacing to a near halt. Part of that was intentional, as the story ultimately pits Ken and Jerry against one another — not in a game on the field, but of wits. This mental pas de deux is not unlike Michael Mann's now-landmark “Heat” (what Asian actioner isn't influenced by that film these days?).
Late in the film, it livens up again, with Ken involved in a mass shootout; look for Yee’s video-game-style POV through an orange sight against a black-and-white background — an interesting stylistic choice. “Triple Tap” bears several instances of fluid imagery, but sometimes at the sacrifice of the overall slick vibe. It’s not without its twists, but those twists are without much consequence.
The Blu-ray includes an hour of interviews, which, like the flick’s two-hour running time, is a bit overkill. —Rod Lott