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½ November 8, 2015
Ringo Lam's bloody revenge tale delivers the goods.
Super Reviewer
January 1, 2015
Chow Yun Fat , the coolest guy on earth when it comes to action flicks and so far he have managed very good indeed. This is an early 90's movie and he did some really great flicks like The Killer and Hardboiled at that time. Full Contact doesn't quite reach that level im afraid. There is alot of action scenes which were really nice and a fair story aswell but overall it falls behind some of his greater flicks but still this is action at its best nevertheless.
Super Reviewer
½ 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.
August 14, 2013
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! i love ringo lam
August 9, 2013
Text book tale of a double cross and revenge. Loved the shoot out at the end, Simon Yam cracked me up as the gay villian and psycho's girlfriend is pure filth.
½ August 5, 2013
Super rad, I also want that guys sweet jacket!
½ March 4, 2013
Considered a Hong Kong action classic, but didn't really do it for me.
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.
August 31, 2012
1 of my personal favorites & hands down, 1 of the VERY best.
June 24, 2012
Wicked movie....original, real good action, awesome cast. Might even be considered an action masterpiece. Thoroughly original in execution. Seek it out.
½ January 20, 2012
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.
January 13, 2012
Friday, May 21, 2010

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


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.

½ December 13, 2011
With Full Contact, Lam takes the action genre and proceeds to not merely transcend it but explode it.
October 9, 2011
It's an average action flick but nowhere near as excellent as John Woo's The Killer and Hard Boiled.
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.
½ July 20, 2011
Ambiance violence, sexe, trahison et truands avec un scenar plutot classique mais bien mis en scene. Chow Yun-fat est bien plus "calme" que dans ses autres films cependant.
February 21, 2011
Somewhat too violent for my taste, despite I love action films with a lot of gun play.
February 18, 2011
Koboltin kova rikoselokuva Hong Kongista. Ohjaaja Ringo Lam teki useammankin kovan leffan ennen siirtymistaan amerikoihin ohjaamaan tusina Van Damme-leffoja. Aasian karismaattisin nayttelija Chow Yun-Fat hallitsee jalleen jokaista kohtaustaan. Toimii kerta toisensa jalkeen. Suosittelen
½ December 5, 2010
FAT, YAM, WONG, LAM, this array of talent is hard to pass up. the gang wars remind me of akira with fat playing a different kind of badass. the action, subject matter is grat- uitous, balls out, over-the-top. so, hold onto your seats!
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.
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