Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

A FILM BY: John Woo
WRITTEN BY: John Woo (story), Barry Wong (screenplay)
STARRING: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo

In Cantonese with English subtitles

John Woo’s HARD BOILED is to action, melodrama, 60s cool, and wuxia what ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST was to Westerns – a pastiche of epic proportions wherein cliché after cliché compound into spectacular art of the bloodiest, most frenetic kind, birthing then immediately putting a bullet in the head of a genre it alone will ever inhabit. In celebrating its 25th anniversary, HARD BOILED rightly, finally stands among the best and most influential films of any generation, directly cited by an incredible array of filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright, as having irrevocably shaped not only their own directorial vision, but the very art of cinema itself.

Presented by The Front Row

Technical Information

Production Year: 1992
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Run Time: 128 mins
Format: 35mm