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Plot: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
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A Better Tomorrow starts today…
Two brothers (One a cop played by the late Leslie Cheung, the other a thief played by Ti Lung) become enemies after the death of their father while Chow Yun Fat plays a crippled assassin who teams up with Ti Lung to help protect Cheung from the mob boss that is looking to do him in, while at the same time try to redeem himself in the eyes of his police officer brother. A Better Tomorrow is often reported as the best movie John Woo has done and while it is certainly a superior staple on his resume, the movie’s tone is a little off and although the movie is very well done the movie gets a tad too melodramatic at times. However that minor flaw aside A Better Tomorrow provides an unusually rich story that details a rocky relationship that seems to never be forgiven. Indeed even at the end, we doubt whether the brothers will ever be as close as they once were. Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung are very good in their roles but it really is Chow Yun Fat that sells the movie and his performance as an out of work assassin provides a tragic figure that is far more tragic than the relationship between Lung and Cheung. As noted the acting is flawless with Cheung turning in a flawless 180 degree turn in his character. A Better Tomorrow while not the best movie from John Woo, is still a rewarding tale.
* * *1/2 out of 4-(Very good)
Early Woo is no better than early anyone else.
As much as Woo fans would like to hype “A Better Tomorrow” as a classic, it is just another Hong Kong crime/action flick with all the usual overdone bullets, blood, and silly melodrama. Just as with Jackie Chan, Jet Li and even Bruce Lee, this early Woo flick featuring early Chow Yuen Fat is a turkey made when Woo was cutting his teeth, before he got his rep and the juice to make bigger budget flicks. Just because this film bears the Woo signature, doesn’t make it a good film. For Woo fans and action junkies only. (C)
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director John Woo
Writer Hing-Ka Chan, Suk-Wah Leung, John Woo
Actors Lung Ti, Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu
Country Hong Kong
Awards 6 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Cinema City Film Productions
Sound Mix Mono, Dolby (5.1 Surround Sound), DTS (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1) (Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm