Hard Boiled (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  Lat sau san taam

Hong Kong, 1992.  Golden Princess Film Production Limited, Milestone Pictures, Pioneer LDC.  Story by John Woo, Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , , John Woo, .  

Thrilling John Woo action flick about an individualistic cop () who takes on an entire underworld gang in Hong Kong. The dialogue is great, the photography gorgeous, and the action literally never stops. Woo’s direction is fluid and beautifully skims the entire film with assuredness and class. The highlight is a fantastic climax in a neonatal hospital that is under attack from evil enemies; Chow and a superb as an undercover agent must kill the bad guys AND make sure every baby makes it out safe. Watch it, it’s a good time.

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