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Thrillingly funny and iconic
Idunno, it was pretty good but Shawshank it ain't. Pretty brutal watch at times - not much levity or entertainment value, but I can't say anything's wrong with it. Maybe I wished for better action coming from Ringo Lam. It's just a drama, and as far as asian drama's heights can reach, this wasn't all that. But I was genuinely interested how it would turn out at the climax.
One of the signature movies of Hong Kong cinema from the 80s, Ringo Lam's precise direction hooks you from the very beginning. Good pacing and a great cast. There are no impossible escapes here, this is a story of loyalty and brotherhood. Essential view.
Exciting action with lots of hope.
A lot of people are scared of getting killed, but for a while it seems the main dangers are explosions of chaotic fights and police brutality, allowing for Chow Yun Fat to use comic relief. Then, you realize that people's backs can be slammed against any hard-cornered thing in sight and it makes hand-to-hand fighting seem unromantic. Great camera angles and editing around men in file.
Anche se ancora non ho capito perchè litigano
One of Chow Yun Fat's best. You can watch this over and over again and it never gets old...
Easily one of the most brutal prison flicks out there. After killing a ruffian who assaulted his father by accident, Lo Ka Yiu is sent to prison. Full of nasty types, Yiu looks like a fresh fish. But Chung is a jokester who befriends him and keeps him alive for the three year sentence, amongst rivalries and a nasty prison guard named Hung.
The brutality comes into play in the final climax, which is full of such negative emotion and rawness. After being beaten by the inmates, Chung fights the snitch who has been causing him trouble the whole movie, and then Hung comes in to try and beat him some more. What happens is a shocking and gritty end.
A gritty and raw prison thriller, Prison on Fire showcases the acting talent of Chow Yun Fat to the maximum.
Une sacrÃ©e chronique carcÃ©rale, Ã la fois drÃ´le, sensible, violente et intense. Un beau rÃ©cit d'amitiÃ© orchestrÃ© par Ringo Lam avec une efficacitÃ© hors norme. Et puis revoir LE Chow Yun Fat de la grande Ã©poque Ã§a fait vraiment plaisir.
Ich komme immer mehr zu der Ãberzeugung, dass unter den bedeutenden Regisseuren der Hongkonger New Wave Ringo Lam der substanziellste ist. Im Grunde mÃ¼sste man ihn wohl als einen Sozialrealisten im Exploitationkino betrachten. PRISON ON FIRE nun gehÃ¶rt nicht unbedingt zu seinen stÃ¤rksten Filmen, was auch an widrigen ProduktionsumstÃ¤nden gelegen haben mag. Trotzdem ist es beeindruckend, welch starke Affekte er im Finale noch aus seinen eher flachen Figuren herauszuholen versteht.