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Johnnie To Hong Kong, 1999

HKFanatic's rating of the film The Mission

I've always considered this to be Johnnie To's most accessible film, so if anyone is looking for a place to start with his filmography - it's right here. One of the last great Hong Kong 'action' pictures, "The Mission" is as existential as it is cool. The controlled, precise movements of both To's camera and his cast mean this film has more in common with the work of Jean-Pierre Melville than it does with John Woo.