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Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Killer (1989)

Chow plays a skilled assassin with a level of morality that the current Triad leadership deems outdated. When an attack of conscience weighs heavily on the killer's sense of right and wrong he quickly becomes a liability for the organisation and much bloodshed follows.
The typically black and white nature of cop and criminal is shaken up and given a new lease of life; it's bold but still within the realms of believability.
Parts of the story go directly for the heart strings with a sentimental song and subtly stirring themes but it never once compromises on the stylish, violent and balletic gunplay that Woo is famous for.

4 bullet discrepancies out of 5

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