Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)
Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 1992
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Choreographically stunning like most of Woo's work, especially before he headed West.

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Emanuel Levy

Cool, stylish, vastly entertaining Hong Kong actioner from John Woo, in top form.

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R. L. Shaffer

A moody, tense, moving and action-packed crime drama -- one of Woo's very best.

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Time Out

A supercharged thriller.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A striking yet overlong actioner...

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Accomplishes a lot within its time frame, and it's an accomplishment only Woo is capable of.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Woo does, in fact, seem to be a very brisk, talented director with a gift for the flashy effect and the bizarre confrontation.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The film is a life-support system for its third act.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The action sequences here are less overtly beautiful than in his previous films, but they're far more complex and explosive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Far-fetched and yet exciting and tense. For all its plethoric blood spilling, cheesy one-liners and balletic gunfights this must be the quintessential hong kong… More
xGary Xx
A renegade cop teams up with an undercover agent to bring down a gun runner with a massive arms cache hidden in a local hospital. John Woo is pretty useless… More
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Adam Kelly
Whilst 'The Killer' may overshadow 'Hard Boiled', the film still punches its audience right in the chest, pulls them by the lapels into the… More
Al S
One of the greatest action movies ever made. A very stylish, pulse-pounding, unstoppable and unforgettable movie. Director, John Woo's action movie… More
Graham Jones
Only overshadowed by The Killer, John Woo is still in top form here.