You can’t have failed to notice the, reasonably recent, uptake in Chinese, Japanese and Korean actors in US-based movies, not a bad thing, now we can see them in smaller films too.
You can’t accuse Edge Of Fear of trying, it’s certainly does that, however it never quite manages to achieve the lofty goals it sets itself, succumbing all too often to clichés and Hollywood tropes and, perhaps the worst crime, of just being far too laborious to watch.
Patrick, Shen Lin (“Qui ai jia qi”, “Beginning Of The Great Revival”), and his wife Laura, Zhu Zhu (“Cloud Atlas”, “The Man With The Iron Fists”), are two Chinese doctors on vacation in the USA to see their friend in his log cabin.
Robert Patrick (“Last Rampage“, “Terminator 2”) meanwhile is staging a jail escape with his merry gang, freeing a Mexican boss, Robert Knepper (“iZombie (TV)”, “Prison Break (TV)”). Things don’t go quite according to plan and they all end up walking through the woods whereby they happen upon the previously mentioned merry little three-some.
Things escalate quickly and the host Mike, Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break (TV)”, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”), is killed and Patrick ends up with a knife in the chest, just below his heart.
The next hour is the, rather slow, tale of how Patrick, still with knife in his chest and absolutely no combat training or apparent ounce of anger in him (something that’s commented on a few times), manages to overcome these invaders, all seven of them.