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 Barry Wong. Cinematography by Wing-hang Wong. Produced by Terence Chang, Linda Kuk. Music by Michael Gibbs. Production Design by Wah-Sang Leung. Costume Design by Janet Chun, Bruce Yu. Film Editing by Ah-Chik, Kit-Wai Kai, John Woo, David Wu.
Thrilling John Woo action flick about an individualistic cop (Yun-Fat Chow) 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 Tony Chiu Wai Leung 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.