Hard-Boiled (1992) IMDb


Hyperbolical action.


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


Sky-high kill count and action total, with enough story to keep it interesting. It’s less believable than Die Hard (1988), but sometimes quite more humane, featuring heroes accidentally blowing away allies in major battles and ditching pride when necessary. The script stays away from some major pitfalls—so 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 as a common denominator you’ll be laughing through the final battle royal.

References here: Magnum Force (1973), Django Unchained (2012).

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