New York Asian Film Festival’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Give the guy a gun and he’s superman, Give him two and he’s God!”
John Woo’s spectacle of flashing steel and violence “Hard Boiled” has just celebrated its 30 year anniversary. It's the perfect time to give it a rewatch.
Chow Yun-fat plays a rogue cop pitted against Tony Leung Chiu-wai as a cold-blooded Triad hit man. But all may not be as it seems when the lines between good and evil start to blur together…
If you like meticulously choreographed gunplay and heroes who save innocent babies from peril, Hard Boiled is the perfect hailstorm of bullets for you!
When you’re done, listen to Accented Cinema explain how John Woo changed the game by incorporating thematic and stylistic influence from wuxia sword fighting into his trademark dueling gunmen.
The Birth of Gun Fu: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZpJtRuljBM