Hot-Handed God of Cops


I just saw John Woo's HARD BOILED (Chinese title: GOD OF GUNS or HOT HANDED GOD OF COPS) for the first time.
Total Body Count: 307.

Explosions.

Weapons with apparently endless supplies of ammo.

Friendship.

Betrayals.

Reversals of fortune.

Sacrifice.

Not one, but FOUR jaw-droppingly gonzo action sequences, including a
one-camera, one-shot uninterrupted take that spans almost three minutes over two floors of a burning hospital, featuring the aforementioned explosions, multiple shootings, and great dialogue.

Chow Yung Fat AND Tony Leung.

Oh, and blood-spattered infants.

I never need to see another film again. All other movies seem pale and empty to me now.

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Comment by Fabrizio Fulio - Bragoni on February 20, 2009 at 2:36am
John Woo's HK movies rule. Anyway, have you tried any other Hong Kong directors yet?
I think Ringo Lam's City on fire is a must see for every Tarantino (wel any action/thriller movies) fan.
Bye,
fabrizio
Comment by Karyn J. Powers on August 9, 2007 at 3:46pm
When my husband and I were dating, we used to bet body counts at action films against who had to buy breakfast the next day. What can I say? We were meant for each other! Kill Bill & Kill Bill II gets my vote. Wait, do war movies count? If so then the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan has got to be Numero Uno.

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