A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow (2010)

John Woo established himself as one of Hong Kong's premiere action directors with this ultra-hip, ultra-violent action classic. The film centers around the complex relationship between two brothers: Sung Tse-kit (Leslie Cheung) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Woo took the old-time story of two brothers, one a cop and another a counterfeiter, and raised the stakes on it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

More melodramatic and operatic than any of Woo's subsequent films.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

While it doesn't rely on style quite as much as [Woo's] later films, it has a complex plot, hundreds of flying bullets and buckets of flowing blood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Who could had imagine, way back in the 80's, that this would be the beginning of the revolution of the action genre as we know it these days. Sure,… More
Stella Dallas
so...it's dated, melodramatic, cheesy soundtrack, over the top action... somehow it all comes together to make a really entertaining film. just go with… More
Al S
An unstoppably explosive and magnificent action classic.A masterpiece of bullet-riddled carnage and mayhem that truly rocks from start to finish. An… More
Lenny Muggsy
Cool Movie but the soundtrack is a hinder to the scenes, not because it was in Chinese, but the strings sound 1930's esque, plus a lot of filler scenes.
Khris N
Classic! One of John Woo and Tsui Hark's earliest hits, this was when gun fu was becoming what it is. Though it wasn't perfected yet, this was an… More
Sarah Gaish
This John Woo film tells the tale of Mark and Ho, friends and couriers for a Hong Kong crime syndicate with a large counterfeiting operation. Ho is… More

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