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  1. msmichel's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Iconic action film from John Woo would mark his last post handover Hong Kong film and his last Chinese action film for well over a decade. Full of memorable action set pieces this film marks a high point in production for its time period in Hong Kong. The teahouse sequence, the warehouse sequence and pretty much the entire second half of the film (the hospital shootout) are stellar.

  2. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Continuing Woo's examination into the workings of the Hong Kong criminal underworld, the divide between the lawful & the lawless, the bond between brothers in arms & the psyche of the anti-hero. While less cohesive & less satisfying than its predecessors, A Better Tomorrow & The Killer, Hard Boiled pushes the Woo aesthetic to breaking point; creating a film that redefines the possibilities of the modern action movie.

  3. Madeleine Davis's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    guns guns guns explosion guns running guns men

  4. Nachtreich's rating of the film Hard Boiled

  5. Pedderrs's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    If there's one criticism I have of early John Woo, it's the director's penchant for overwrought melodrama. Hard Boiled rejects this for a more hard-nosed tone and contains within it some of the most impeccably choreographed action set pieces ever committed to film. In one scene, Chow Yun-Fat attempts to blast his way through a hospital choc-full of bad guys with a pistol in one hand and a baby in the other. Genius.

  6. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Hard Boiled

  7. Aardsy's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew

  8. Ethan's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    There is more action in this film than one hundred Die Hards. Chow Yun Fat and John Woo were at their best when they worked together.

  9. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Hard Boiled

  10. James Mackin's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    There's nothing like insanely excessive amounts of action.

  11. QuincyArthur's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    pow powpowpow powpow baby pee kabam pow Scene!

  12. aliasgenius's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    This film is absolutely effing insane. And that's a good thing. 4/5

  13. Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    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 action flick. A master class of choreography.

  14. Amy's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Worst (yet most amazing) hostage crisis rescue EVER.

  15. HP_Lovecat's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Best gun-play film period. <--period. Part of my Perfect Trifecta of action film. 9.5

  16. mt.fuji's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    There are so many things to love about Hard Boiled and just as many things to make you cringe.

  17. yuriwalker's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    That crazy long take during the hospital shoot out scene is so fucking intense and epic. Definitely John Woo second best movie behind The Killer.

  18. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Poca roba.La commistione di Woo con Hollywood è fin troppo evidente,le scene sono super-enfatiche e fuori luogo,lo script è misero e tutto è tirato per le lunghe.Il finale all'ospedale in stile Die-Hard è quasi un'agonia,con scelte molto discutibili e qualche buona scena action che si perde in un mare di mediocrità.Solo per staccare il cervello.

  19. Robsaranga's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Benvenuti alla Macelleria John Woo, dove masse di deficienti con la divisa o senza continuano a zompare di quà e di là compiendo azioni senza senso ma con tanto sugo di pomodoro. La sua inventiva ha definito i nuovi standard del genere poliziesco-scemo e tutti gli fanno i complimenti: lo farò anch'io. Due stelle al posto di una.

  20. Trevor D. Jun Kwong's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    I must agree with all the critical sensation about Hard Boiled being a well filmed blockbuster action movie--among the best--but in the end, it's still a blockbuster action movie. I can't handle so much explosions and "too-cool-for-school" acting.

  21. Jonah's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Read my reveiw at http://thecriterionproject.com/2010/04/15/9-hard-boiled/

  22. like2sleep's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    how about that action scene from the elevator all filmed in one shot!

  23. neo_noir's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    Great Woo flick, three major action scenes, I personally like the tea house one the best. Seen like a gazillion time (alright, maybe like 16). Not my favorite Woo flick, that's saved for A Better Tomorrow and The Killer, but a strong third.

  24. Patrick Dietz's rating of the film Hard Boiled

    The action is insane, and the parts between are enough to justify it, so this is a good film in my book.

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