City on Fire
City on Fire (1987)

This tense Hong Kong crime thriller is known best as the film upon which Quentin Tarantino borrowed heavily for his 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs. Those who criticized the American director for lack of originality have perhaps missed the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 26, 1999
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

A little slow going, but Chow, as always, is fantastic.

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John J. Puccio
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I wish Buena Vista had lavished a little more care on Lam's film; it deserves better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Inspirational material, cops, and robbers all stem from Ringo Lam's <i>City on Fire</i>.<p>A solidly written story backed with good… More
xGary Xx
An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of jewelry thieves without the knowledge of the police unit investigating causing a conflict in his loyalties. City On Fire… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Jesus fucking christ, Tarantino didn't improve shit. This movie is great for it's own merits, and sadly has just ended up being refered as the… More
Stella Dallas
hmm. i can tell this is a good heist film but it's hard for me to rate fairly as i watched a dubbed version. my bad. it makes everything look cheesy.… More
Ken Stachnik
City on Fire is a solid crime flick and worth checking out if you're a fan Asian cinema, but lets get one thing straight right now... Any one who says… More
El Hombre Invisible
Ringo Lam delivers a dark and gritty crime thriller which shows Chow Yun-Fat in a different light from the traditional John Woo duel gun waving savior. Instead… More

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