Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992)




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Yun-Fat portrays a maverick, clarinet-playing cop nicknamed "Tequila" whose partner is killed in the dizzying chaos of a restaurant gunfight with a small army of gangsters. It is soon revealed that one of the mob's high-ranking assassins is Tony (Tony Leung), an undercover cop who, despite his badge, is dangerously close to the edge. Tequila and Tony must team up in a tense partnership, and their common pursuit of a vicious crime lord results in a brilliantly elaborate climax in a hospital, where the heroes must rescue newborn babies from the maternity ward while fighting off dozens of mob soldiers. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Wong
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2007

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Critic Reviews for Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (3)

Choreographically stunning like most of Woo's work, especially before he headed West.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A supercharged thriller.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Woo does, in fact, seem to be a very brisk, talented director with a gift for the flashy effect and the bizarre confrontation.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Cool, stylish, vastly entertaining Hong Kong actioner from John Woo, in top form.

Full Review… | June 8, 2011

A striking yet overlong actioner...

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

The film is a life-support system for its third act.

Full Review… | January 27, 2011
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)

Far-fetched and yet exciting and tense. For all its plethoric blood spilling, cheesy one-liners and balletic gunfights this must be the quintessential hong kong action flick. A master class of choreography.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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One of the greatest action movies ever made. A very stylish, pulse-pounding, unstoppable and unforgettable movie. Director, John Woo's action movie masterpiece. A bullet riddled classic in it's own right. The action sequences are spectacular, explosive, wild, outrageous and energetic. Chow Yun-fat is one of the greatest action movie hero's of all time, he plays with bullets as if they were candy and gives a sensational and terrific performance. Tony Leung gives a breakout performance, he is slick, stylish and very impressive in the role. They have great chemistry. Woo knows how to craft the story with characters that matter and make you compelled to follow them all the way through. An awesome adrenaline rush from start to finish. It's nothing but a good time from stat to finish. It's a two-hour roller-coaster ride that has your pulse-racing and heart-pounding all the way to to the end.

Al S

Super Reviewer

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) Quotes

Tequila: We either conquer the world or you kill me tonight with this gun.
– Submitted by Caesar M (2 years ago)
Tequila: You're full of shit! There's the toilet.
– Submitted by Gorizard H (4 years ago)
Superintendant Pang: Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.
– Submitted by Gorizard H (4 years ago)

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