I meant to add this review to my journal a while back, but it's not like anybody reads the damn thing, so I don't feel guilty for procrastinating.
John Woo really started to make a name for himself after [b]The Killer[/b] was released in 1989. Emotionally, this is by far Woo's most effective movie, and we all know how much he likes his melodrama.
The acting, story, and music are all very well done, but once again it's the action that takes center stage. The action scenes are very well choreographed, and are even more powerful because you actually [i]care[/i] about the characters, which is extremely rare in action movies.
Although [b]The Killer[/b] isn't quite my favorite of Woo's films, it's still a [i]very[/i] good movie, and I'd recommend it to any movie buff. Just don't let the ending get you too bummed out... it was so ridiculous that it almost ruined the movie for me.