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Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
June 8, 2011
Cool, stylish, vastly entertaining Hong Kong actioner from John Woo, in top form.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 29, 2011
A striking yet overlong actioner...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 27, 2011
The film is a life-support system for its third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
December 11, 2010
A moody, tense, moving and action-packed crime drama -- one of Woo's very best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Accomplishes a lot within its time frame, and it's an accomplishment only Woo is capable of.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 16, 2007
The action sequences here are less overtly beautiful than in his previous films, but they're far more complex and explosive.
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
March 1, 2007
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.

TV Guide
March 1, 2007
Hard Boiled takes Woo's signature gunplay to even more hyperbolic extremes than he had previously achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
Choreographically stunning like most of Woo's work, especially before he headed West.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A supercharged thriller.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 9, 2005
John Woo's poetically violent action sequences are his trademark, and Hard-Boiled features three stunning examples.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Dequina
December 22, 2004
An incredibly wild--and bloody--ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 27, 2003
A master stylist, Woo is similarly brilliant at examining the moral and social hierarchies of his patriarchal crime worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
October 24, 2003
Nicely builds to a memorable nail-biting finale.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Weak John Woo film. Some good action scenes, but no heart. See Bullet in the Head instead.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
This film is capital -N Not For Everyone, but it is also one of the best action films of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Alex Keen
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
If you like action, this movie is for you!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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