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Hard Boiled (Lat sau san taam) (1992)

Hard Boiled
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Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Chow
Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
Teresa Mo Teresa Mo
Teresa Chang
Philip Chan Philip Chan
Supt. Pang
Philip Kwok Philip Kwok
Mad Dog
Hoi-Shan Kwan Hoi-Shan Kwan
Mr. Hoi
Wei Tung Wei Tung
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Written by (View all)
John Woo John Woo
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Barry Wong Barry Wong
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The perfect recipe for a John Woo actioner...

6 years, 7 months ago at Jul 12 4:51
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"Give a guy a gun, he's Superman. Give him two and he's God."

John Woo's Hard Boiled is a scrumptious feast for action lovers - an explosively visceral, operatic tour de force of amazingly choreographed violence and blistering pyrotechnics that's iced with Woo trademarks. At its core the film is a fairly standard cop drama with a limp emotional hook and cardboard characters, but wit... read more

Jaw-dropping action.

8 years, 11 months ago at Mar 9 23:05
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When I finished watching this film I needed a car-jack to wrench my jaw off of the floor and return it to its rightful place, it was absolutely amazing.

It's not the greatest film ever made, not by a long shot, and my use of the word 'amazing' might need elaborating on. Basically, this film is unbelievable. To be honest, I didn't see the ending scene coming, despite the big build u... read more
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Release date: 16 April 1992
UPC: 715515009041
Tags: Action (14), Crime (12), Hong Kong (12), 1990s (10), Chinese (9), Thriller (8), Martial Arts (7), 1992 (6), Foreign (6), Police (5), Hospital (5), Mafia (5), Siege (4), Triad (4), White Rose (3), Foreign Language (3), English (3), Heroic Bloodshed (3), 90s (3), Gunfight (3)
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"My second viewing of Hard Boiled once again proved how much I personally enjoy John Woo's old films. The energy conveyed through the shoot outs in this movie is impeccable. This movie is a much more action oriented affair when compared to The Killer (even though that movie was almost entirely steeped in buckets of bullets and blood). The hospital scene that makes up the last half of the movie is easily my personal favorite shoot out on film. I watched this with my Parents who never seen any of J"


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"This movie is better than I remembered. To be specific, it's more violent and has a much better screenplay. I seem to remember the story being a hodgepodge of nothing, but it's actually this weirdly Michael Mann -esque story of honor and dying for your beliefs way before Mann was making movies like that (OK, well, like, two years before, still). Naturally it's also accompanied by outdated computer jokes and still very relevant pee jokes because it's still Hongkong before it went to shit. I don't"


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" Chinese. Directed by John Woo. The most amazing gun fights I've ever seen. And yeah, the poster isn't lying to you. There's a gunfight where the hero hold a baby while shooting."


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"Lat sau san taam a/k/a Hard Boiled directed by John Woo Perhaps I'm the only one calling Hard Boiled a style-over-substance film but, frankly put, I think Hard Boiled could've delved much deeper into that whole undercover stuff and explored a little bit. Or maybe I just don't understand film language. I wouldn't be surprised by that either. Anyway, style-over-substance is a hard thing to pull off because if you don't like the director's stylistic choices then what is there to back the movie"


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