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,
Jun 18, 1992 Wide
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Choreographically stunning like most of Woo's work, especially before he headed West.
Mr. Woo does, in fact, seem to be a very brisk, talented director with a gift for the flashy effect and the bizarre confrontation.
Cool, stylish, vastly entertaining Hong Kong actioner from John Woo, in top form.
A moody, tense, moving and action-packed crime drama -- one of Woo's very best.
Accomplishes a lot within its time frame, and it's an accomplishment only Woo is capable of.
The action sequences here are less overtly beautiful than in his previous films, but they're far more complex and explosive.
The kinetic action set pieces of Hard-Boiled are so tightly-wound, so intense, that they will either exhilarate or scare off action fans bred on the relatively lame offerings provided by major Hollywood studios.
Hard Boiled takes Woo's signature gunplay to even more hyperbolic extremes than he had previously achieved.
John Woo's poetically violent action sequences are his trademark, and Hard-Boiled features three stunning examples.
A master stylist, Woo is similarly brilliant at examining the moral and social hierarchies of his patriarchal crime worlds.
Nicely builds to a memorable nail-biting finale.
Weak John Woo film. Some good action scenes, but no heart. See Bullet in the Head instead.
Short on plot or brains, but miles-long on fantastic action and ultra-hipness. Chow Yun Fat displays a level of excellence not seen in his American-made films.
This film is capital -N Not For Everyone, but it is also one of the best action films of all time.
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- Tequila: We either conquer the world or you kill me tonight with this gun.
- Tequila: You're full of shit! There's the toilet.
- Superintendant Pang: Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.
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