#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly.
Plot: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who’s working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.
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Truly mind-blowing action flick.
Director John Woo has a powerful and explosive style that will leave you breathless after watching this extremely violent action flick.The camera is everywhere flying from place to place.And there are people everywhere.All of them firing a gun or two.I have never seen such energy before.The violence in “Hardboiled” is very brutal and well directed.The last half hour of this film,which take place in the hospital is full of inventive action sequences.Chow Yun-Fat is really good as a tough policeman and it’s also very nice to see Anthony Wong(“Bunman:Human Meat Pies”,”Dr Lamb”,”Bullet in the Head”)-what a great performance!I like Hong Kong-action films by John Woo.Anyway, if you’re tired of Hollywood’s action trash,then this one is a must-see.Recommended!
Bullets, ballet and bloodletting. Oh, and Bonkers!
There can be few cop movies which can boast a body count higher than Spielberg’s entire Omaha Beach Landing in the first 5 minutes. Possibly no cop film except, of course, Hard Boiled.
Hard Boiled is John Woo’s Hong Kong swansong, and many regard it as his finest film. It stars young Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Leung Chiu Wai, two of the finest actors in Hong Kong; the usual “maverick cop hunts big boss bad guy” routine; oh, and lots and lots of blood. Imagine a slightly more realistic version of the Arnie midi-gun sequence in T2 more realistic in that when someone starts firing a midi-gun and blowing up cars, the cops get killed. That, in a nutshell, is the plot of Hardboiled. All two hours and six minutes of it.
The plot well that makes about as much sense as a wolverine in a fruit salad, but I’m not sure addicts of HK Cinema care too much about that. Tequila (maverick cop and certified nutcase with a heart of gold – Chow Yun Fat) shouts and swears at his boss, shoots up bad guys, gets drunk and ends up (implausibly, if iconically) in a hospital, holding a baby in one hand and a shot gun in the other. Tony Leung lives Miami Vice-Style on a boat (alas, no Alligator) while committing murder, getting paid by the HK Police, and wearing loose tee-shirts with white jackets.
If all this sounds like style over substance erm that’s ‘cos it is.
The film definitely has its moments. In fact, like most John Woo films, it seems mostly to be a series of moments strung together to feature length. It also has some real grit. I appreciated the scene where a regular cop kills an undercover cop by mistake in a raid. Realistic, and not something that Hollywood would ever broach (the closest to this is in a truly class film like The Reservoir Dogs).
However, while this is a true Hong Kong bullets and ballet classic, Western audiences are likely to feel slightly cheated by its totally bonkers story. Less bonkers than many, perhaps, but that’s not really saying much.
I enjoyed it. It was a guilty pleasure, but I’m man enough to admit I enjoyed it. John Woo has yet to make a better film. And has never yet made a sensible one, so don’t blame him or me if you find it a bit daft. 5/10 (but watchable).
Original Language cn
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min), 2 hr 11 min (131 min) (Taiwan), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (cut) (Germany), 2 hr 29 min (149 min) (uncut) (Hong Kong)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director John Woo
Writer John Woo (story), Barry Wong (screenplay)
Actors Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan
Country Hong Kong
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Golden Princess Film Production Limited, Milestone Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length 3,500 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm