Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)
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Yun-Fat portrays a maverick, clarinet-playing cop nicknamed "Tequila" whose partner is killed in the dizzying chaos of a restaurant gunfight with a small army of gangsters. It is soon revealed that one of the mob's high-ranking assassins is Tony (Tony Leung), an undercover cop who, despite his badge, is dangerously close to the edge. Tequila and Tony must team up in a tense partnership, and their common pursuit of a vicious crime lord results in a brilliantly elaborate climax in a hospital, where the heroes must rescue newborn babies from the maternity ward while fighting off… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Choreographically stunning like most of Woo's work, especially before he headed West."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Cool, stylish, vastly entertaining Hong Kong actioner from John Woo, in top form."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A moody, tense, moving and action-packed crime drama -- one of Woo's very best."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The kinetic action set pieces of Hard-Boiled are so tightly-wound, so intense, that they will either exhilarate or scare off action fans bred on the relatively lame offerings provided by major Hollywood studios."
‑ KJ Doughton, Nitrate Online
"An incredibly wild--and bloody--ride."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A supercharged thriller."
‑ , Time Out
"A striking yet overlong actioner..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Accomplishes a lot within its time frame, and it's an accomplishment only Woo is capable of."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Hard Boiled takes Woo's signature gunplay to even more hyperbolic extremes than he had previously achieved."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A master stylist, Woo is similarly brilliant at examining the moral and social hierarchies of his patriarchal crime worlds."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Mr. Woo does, in fact, seem to be a very brisk, talented director with a gift for the flashy effect and the bizarre confrontation."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The film is a life-support system for its third act."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The action sequences here are less overtly beautiful than in his previous films, but they're far more complex and explosive."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"John Woo's poetically violent action sequences are his trademark, and Hard-Boiled features three stunning examples."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Nicely builds to a memorable nail-biting finale."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
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