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John Woo's filmmaking at its best. Defined a genre, video games, and international counterparts. Action starts from the beginning and doesn't stop until the end.
This is hands down one of my favorite movies that John Woo has released.
I know when I’m getting into a John Woo film that I’m in for a lot of over-the-top action with guns blazing and perhaps some kung-fu fighting as well. I think Hard Boiled might have pushed me to the limit though. In this film the believability of what is happening is lost in the extreme gunfighting. It almost borders on farce at times, and I think the cops murder almost as many people as the crooks. I don’t remember having any significant issues with the plot, but if I’m honest I forgot most of it. This kind of ran together with all the other cops versus gangs movies for me, and what stands out is just the insane action. It had moments that were fun, and I wanted to love it a lot, but I wasn’t as invested as I need to be in order to truly enjoy a movie. Hard Boiled is not a bad film, and I can see why others like it, but I prefer most of John Woo’s other films over this one.
A John Woo classic with every trope he's known for, Hard Boiled deserves it's status as one of the greatest action films of all time. With two awesome heroes, a great villain and a cast of colorful characters with a lot of personality, you won't care that the characters almost never reload.
Honk Kong's finest
A really good challenge on fat movie I highly recommend this movie if you are really really really really really big fan of John Woo really big action pack movie highly recommended
"Hard Boiled" is without a doubt one of the most stylish and exciting movies ever made. Full of adrenaline pumping action sequences and brilliant choreography that keeps your eyes fixed to the screen.
What a rush! this features some of the most amazing and brilliantly choreographed action scenes and shootouts in film history, and they have not been topped even to this day, although many movies since (even some by woo himself) has tried to emulate this and the killer.
Everything works so splendidly. the acting is great, the jazzy soundtrack is used most effectively and the plot is very simple and straight-forward but it compliments the action and paints the perfect backdrop for woo's stylish action paint.
I have yet to see any american action film top this one. 5 out of 5 stars
With John Woo and Chow Yun Fat working together in this epic action film that takes film noir and action movie to the level that rivaled its American counterparts of years past. It has a lot of heart along with its guns. It's a must-see for those who want a masterclass of making a good shoot em up movie.
Best action movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gun violence porn is awesome. Just look at the high ratings this movie has gotten on this site.
Yeah, people love gun violence porn. This is probably the kind of film that guys like Stephen Paddock, Adam Lanza, James Eagan Holmes, Anders Breivik, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold might watch while pleasuring themselves.
Yeah, they probably would've watched this movie with their pants around their ankles.
Anyway, the incessant gun violence porn in this movie was entertaining for a while, but I grew weary of it by the third act. Then it just became grating. A bunch of nerdy, fat white guys I watched this movie with seemed to love it though.