Andrzej Bartkowiak (born 6 March 1950) is a Polish cinematographer and film director.He initially was just a cinematographer, serving as such for films including The Verdict, Terms of Endearment, Speed, Species, Dante's Peak and Lethal Weapon 4, and is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers. In the 2000s, however, he started trying his hand at directing. His films have all been mediocre (at best) action films; of which consensus seems to hold to have gotten progressively worse over time. Whereas Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds and Cradle 2 the Grave are watchable action films, his latest efforts, Doom and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li are both video game adaptions that effectively jetison everything that made the games good and are thus rendered as forgettable dreck.
The films he has directed:
- Romeo Must Die (2000)
- Exit Wounds (2001)
- Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
- Doom (2005)
- Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
- What Could Have Been: His film Dark Deal was slated to be released in 2011.