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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the masterpiece the hype would have you believe, but still very good, 7 Feb 2007
This review is from: The Killer [DVD] (DVD)
The Killer was so over-hyped when I first saw it that it left me distinctly unimpressed, but revisiting it years later it's so much better than I gave it credit for (although by comparison to recent John Woo turkeys like MI:2 and Windtalkers, almost anything would look good). The first couple of reels are still a bit ropey but once it gets into the swing of its melodramatic plot it's a highly enjoyable spin on the clichés of the Hong Kong heroic bloodshed genre, alternating playful Mexican standoffs between Danny Lee's cop and Chow Yun Fat's killer, misunderstood professionals with similar codes of honor, with some impressively over the top gunplay. Alongside A Better Tomorrow it offers a reminder of why Woo once had a reputation as the god of action movies, and Hong Kong Legends' original UK DVD treatment of it does it proud - audio commentary by Bey Logan, 5 deleted scenes, interviews with Sally Ye, Kenneth Tsang and Peter Pau, Cantonese and dubbed English language options and original theatrical trailer.
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