Saturday, March 25, 2006

Movie review: A Better Tomorrow

An early Chow Yun-Fat movie, directed by John Woo, this movie shows why this combination of actor and director is pure movie-making gold.

The film's nominal star is Sung Tse-ho, played by Ti Lung, who delivers an excellent performance as a Hong Kong gangster trying to go straight. Problem is, no one will let him, least of all his younger brother, the police officer.

The movie is really a story of Sung's relationship with his two brothers, his biological brother, the police officer and his brother in the gangs, played by Chow Yun-Fat.

The solution to their problems, not surprising if you're familiar with John Woo/Chow Yun-Fat films, especially those made for the Hong Kong cinema is to get some Uzis and kill more men than smallpox.

Its got a lot of action, a lot of melodrama that is sometimes played for genuine angst and sometimes for comedy and of the best death scenes you'll see in a movie.

I highly recommend you rent this.

Chuck

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