In the Line of Duty 3 exhibits an unwavering proclivity for flamboyance and panache in nearly everything it does. Everything about this film is cranked up to eleven; The melodrama! - The Duo Robbers, an antagonist couple who like to play rough in the bedroom and out. One of them is dying from cancer and In The Line of Duty 3 milks this for all its worth to imbue their quest with an overindulgent romanticism that I was here for. Everything is amplified - the pronounced speed-ramping and general brutality of the action sequences put a primary emphasis on motion and visceral bloodshed. Cynthia Khan's B-story is largely just a distraction from the film's cop vs. criminal narrative thrust, and one of the least interesting aspects of this film that just weights it down. In the Line of Duty only knows one gear outside of this distraction and it moves vigor otherwise.. While I can't say this is a better film than either Royal Warriors or Yes, Madam, in the Line of Duty 3 is still imbued with a kineticism in everything it does, featuring a bevy of memorable action sequences that got me starting to consider that In the Line of Duty may be one of the more underrated cop action franchises around.
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