Hard-Boiled (1992) IMDb

Categorization

Hyperbolical action.

Subject

Police work, revenge, double identities, smugglers, mob war, hostages, failed romance, friendship, heroism, synthesizers, sax and guns.

Commentary

Sky-high kill count and action total, but also enough story to keep it interesting. Less believable than Die Hard (1988), but sometimes quite a bit more human, featuring heroes accidentally blowing away allies in major battles, and ditching pride when necessary. The script stays away from some major pitfalls—a hero dies and the love interest is unresolved—while it bangs its head right into others. If you think mainstream American films are overly concerned with unrealistic threats to children, these being a clichéd common denominator of human concerns, you’ll be laughing through the final battle royal.

References here: Magnum Force (1973).

fiction moving picture