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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    A film about betrayals, brotherhood, missed opportunities & the corruption of the modern world. While Woo's film is celebrated for redefining the style & even the language of the "modern" action cinema, it's also a work of great sadness & pathos. The sensitivity shown to its central characters & the calibre of its performances both enriching & deepening our emotional connection to those scenes of balletic gunplay.

  2. Eric Ortiz García's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

  3. Nick Schwab's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    Proves technique can always be or feel passe, as storytelling is the one thing that resists aging. And here... the story isn't good, as the South Korean 2010 remake improved on the original in style and by darkening and intensifying the melodrama. While 1986 certainly laid the groundwork for action cinema, it isn't as dynamic and awe-inspiring 30+ years later due to films that have transcended this dated formula.

  4. Chelsea's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    classic, what more could you ask for

  5. Luca Soldati's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    La trama procede benissimo con trovate narrative buone che portano al buon finale dalle tinte amare. I personaggi sono persone disperate che non riescono ad uscire dalla criminalità. Ritmo ottimo e ottima cura nelle scene d'azione, che risultano sempre di qualità. i personaggi sono caratterizzati benissimo e hanno un forte carisma. La qualità registica è palese e, mischiando noir e azione, dà vita ad una perla rara.

  6. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

  7. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    un'altra fantastica love story

  8. Ethan's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    This is a badass little film from John Woo and this is when Chow Yun Fat started to be badass.

  9. CinemaDead's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    Extreme operatic badassery happens, that's all you need to know.

  10. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    Still very good string story with a great cast, a Hong Kong classic!

  11. Marco Izner's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    3.5 Però vorrei rivedere una versione decente. Ma è possibile che nella mia versione dvd il film abbia le musica di Forrest Gump, Hook e - credo - Top Gun? Ma che è sto scempio? Porco il clero.

  12. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    A superbly directed action flick full of humanity. Woo's best in my opinion.

  13. JK's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

  14. Robertus Alexander's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    This is how a fucking gangster film should be.

  15. Clayton Wong's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    Raw, gritty, and much like Woo's other landmark films, ahead of its time. While not as kinetic or polished as something like Hard Boiled, it's filled with impressive action sequences, and a great performance by Chow Yun Fat. Sure, the characters and the story get silly and two-dimensional but like many great action films, it may not be a smart movie, but it's very smartly made.

  16. AKFilmFan's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    Not quite the perfection of Hard Boiled & The Killer, this early Woo film not only has many of his trademarks but plenty of homages to Melville. While the look at brotherhood & the consequences of violence is examined very well, the standout shootout in the restaurant is etched into my mind.

  17. ElTigreNegro's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    The film that started all, next to The Killer, Hard Boiled and Bullet in the Head it certainly falls in the lower scale of Woo's filmography. You can see what it created, but the man certainly did even better things after that. Still, it's historical importance in action cinema can't be denied.

  18. codyhunter's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

  19. film_lies101's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    How do those sequels measure up?

  20. Tom Barnard's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    A bunch of cool action scenes, but otherwise soap opera-like and too melodramatic.

  21. Dave's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    A great action movie, and although based on a small sampling, this is my favorite that I have seen from John Woo so far. Crazy action shootouts meeting sometimes over-the-top melodrama, but the combination is well-executed.

  22. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    This is probably one of the most homoerotic films I have ever seen. While I love bombast, Woo takes it maybe just a bit too far here, but what fun it is! Oh man! Those choreographed shoot outs, and the crazy cinematography and the music! Plus this film has a heart; Woo takes an opportunity to meditate on honor and family and that's what makes it work.

  23. Cosi's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    His best film in my opinion. Never has he done a better action scene than the shoot out in the restaurant. Nobody smokes cigarettes like Chow Yun Fat, very cool

  24. catch_33's rating of the film A Better Tomorrow

    The first of the heroic bloodshed stream of Hong Kong cinema, spearheaded by director John Woo while perhaps not as successfully executed as some of the later films of this period, it still manages to pack a serious punch. Woo's keen visual style and unique framing are present as well as the hard-bodied criminals, cinematic references and melodramatic gun battles. Killer (pun intended).

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