Reviewed Feb 14, 2012
There is no denying that this is perhaps one of the best action films ever made and even though made more than a decade ago, few can still hold up to its beautifully choreographed and utterly violent gun scenes. Though seemingly exaggerated, Hard-Boiled carries a style that is synonymous with director John Woo's ability to make a gritty shootout turn into a work of art. Yet, there is also a depth to the characters that is only complimented by the casting of Chow Yun Fat, in one of his best roles, and his counterpart Tony Leung, along with the great Anthony Wong, and an extraordinary performance by Philip Kwok as Mad Dog. I cant speak highly enough of this film. This film is what made me a fan of Asian action films. Dubbed or in subtitle, which I would recommend to keep the orginal feeling, Hard-Boiled is truly a must have for any die-hard action fan.