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Full Contact Reviews

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DragonEyeMorrison
DragonEyeMorrison

Super Reviewer

September 6, 2007
Not a classic but still a fun ride from the pre-hollywood days of Ringo Lam and Chow Yun Fat. Also, great performance by Simon Yam as the charismatic over-the-top villian.
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

February 23, 2014
In "Full Conact," Sam(Anthony Wong) owes Hung(Nam Yin), a loanshark, a lot of money. So much so, that Hung is prepared to torture him and start removing body parts to get it back. But luckily for Sam, Godfrey(Chow Yun-fat) comes to the rescue in the nick of time, not least because the money was for a good cause. That resolved, they still have Hung after them, more so than ever. So the guys send Godfrey's fiancee Mona(Ann Bridgewater) back to Hong Kong, while they team up with the Judge(Simon Yam) for a heist that might resolve their immediate money worries. While the robbery does not go off on time, the doublecrossing does...

"Full Contact" proves the old adage that it is not a good sign if the opening credits sequence is superimposed over a scene at a strip club. Overall, the movie is a seriously dated action movie that is very violent, often times needlessly so.(You would think thieves would show more subtlety and restraint when carrying out jobs, wouldn't you?) But thankfully, the movie does get better in its second half, as it gets more thoughtful with a few directorial flourishes from Ringo Lam thrown in. That still does not help it escape being little more than a B movie that might have once been shown at 3:00 am on HBO.
John2223
John2223

Super Reviewer

June 14, 2010
"Full Contacti" is a conventional story of betrayal/revenge as many others we haven seen on the screen. The differential of this movie are the great action scenes. The choreography of the fights is amazing and stylish sequences of the bullets in a gun shot. This story is conventional and forgettable, but also a worthwhile entertainment.
Christopher B

Super Reviewer

January 30, 2007
Chow Yun Fat, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong and Ringo Lam. Add them up and it equals awesome (or four).
July 2, 2009
It is like an okay Japnese comicbook which includes everything - stars, actions (blood and guns), dramas, and sex - but those elements are not well blended. Story development, characters, and cinematography are of traditional Hong Kong Noirs, but they are all used up when this film was made and not new at all. It is still worth to check out because it includes some unforgetable shots and lines.
September 5, 2011
One of those key films that brought Chow Yun Fat to the attention of American audiences, I had somehow not seen this one up to a few weeks ago.

The film casts him as a charismatic thief who does his best to look out for his friend and ends up on a mission of vengeance after a terrible betrayal.

Well worth a rental for any action fan.
mikeylee5
May 16, 2007
One of Chow's earlier movies. This is intense. This movie actually has the first concepts of bullet time! Check it oout!
April 16, 2007
A bullet outta tha chamber. Has everything in a movie Guns, Girls, Action, Double Crossed, Betrayed And left For Dead. Chow UN was A Bad ass in This Movie. Tha Girls in this are Hot. Bullets flyin left And Right watchin This Movie. if Yuor Chow Yun Fat Fan you Gotta See This.
April 9, 2006
Not Chow Yun-Fat's best action flick, but it is still damn good. You lose fingers and try to tell me that you could be as bada$$ as him. Liar...
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

February 23, 2014
In "Full Conact," Sam(Anthony Wong) owes Hung(Nam Yin), a loanshark, a lot of money. So much so, that Hung is prepared to torture him and start removing body parts to get it back. But luckily for Sam, Godfrey(Chow Yun-fat) comes to the rescue in the nick of time, not least because the money was for a good cause. That resolved, they still have Hung after them, more so than ever. So the guys send Godfrey's fiancee Mona(Ann Bridgewater) back to Hong Kong, while they team up with the Judge(Simon Yam) for a heist that might resolve their immediate money worries. While the robbery does not go off on time, the doublecrossing does...

"Full Contact" proves the old adage that it is not a good sign if the opening credits sequence is superimposed over a scene at a strip club. Overall, the movie is a seriously dated action movie that is very violent, often times needlessly so.(You would think thieves would show more subtlety and restraint when carrying out jobs, wouldn't you?) But thankfully, the movie does get better in its second half, as it gets more thoughtful with a few directorial flourishes from Ringo Lam thrown in. That still does not help it escape being little more than a B movie that might have once been shown at 3:00 am on HBO.
Cash
November 25, 2012
Ringo Lam, looking for quick cash, dug through his garbage and found "Full Contact." Though intended to be a commercial venture Lam's take on Boorman's "Point Blank" (1967) resembles something of a grindhouse feature with all the underpinnings (the protagonist's a biker; the antagonist's a sociopathic homosexual with a sexpot henchmen named Virgin; the plot involves a double-cross following a heist). With these junk food specs, "Full Contact" immediately found a home in the West, though it performed below projection at home where audiences disapproved of Chow Yun-fat as a flat-topped biker who prefers butterfly knives to 9mm's. Supposedly, in one sequence, the actors refused Lam's request to fire live ammunition.
Dave J
May 21, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010

(1992) Full Contact
(In Chinese with English subtitles)

ACTION

This is not your typical John Woo action or bank heist film. But what sticks out are the style and the set ups which looks so cool is when Chow Yun Fat does things especially wearing leather duds and the retribution psyche on his mind. One of my favorite 'out of the ordinary' films with an awesome Chinese beat soundtrack by Alan Tam at the end.

4/4
June 12, 2008
With Full Contact, Lam takes the action genre and proceeds to not merely transcend it but explode it.
David H.
July 15, 2010
Entertaining Hong Kong Action Movie with breathtaking Action Scenes in Front of the beautiful Panorama of Bangkok and Hongkong, a intelligent Story, freaky Characters, lots of Surprises and a great Rock Soundtrack. Chow Yun Fat is great.
M Sarki
November 5, 2004
Refreshing and exhilarating. Great action and characters.
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