Bullet in the Head (Die xue jie tou)
Bullet in the Head (Die xue jie tou) (1990)

Set in 1967, when clashes between leftists protesting British rule and the police were tearing the colony apart, the film opens with Frank (Jacky Cheung Hok-yau) offering the deed to his parents' home as collateral to a loan shark, so… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1990
DVD Release Date: September 29, 1998
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Adam Lippe

Eschewing the glamorous contract killers of Woo's previous films, Bullet has its carefree and idealistic characters repeatedly in untenable situations, bound to corrupt them. Shooting their way out is a temporary solution which only digs them in deeper.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Left me silent and wide-eyed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
The first five minutes of John Woo's masterpiece on the nature of brotherhood has more cinematic potency than many entire movies. This is all a perfect… More
Caesar Mendez
A year after John Woo made his action classic, The Killer, he brought us Bullet In the Head. A film that he personally funded himself, but went largely… More
Martin Sahlin
...I don't know dave
Anthony Valletta
Great alternate Vietnam view.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Probably one of the most ambitious HK movies ever made. Both in it's content and in it's visual scope, Bullet covers many of the areas that most HK… More
Sean Lass
Probably John Woo's most dramatic film. Very reminiscent of The Deer Hunter, and thats a good thing. This movie is much more plot oriented than either… More