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Doc P (it) wrote: Interesting. The real story. MUST SEE!
Doctor S (jp) wrote: Gratingly shrill family drama that fails to ask itself the critical question "Why should anyone care about these annoying people?" Ellen Barkin empties her emotional pockets in a faulty yet gutsy performance that too often topples over the edge.
Andrew F (nl) wrote: With a strong story line and a few decent scares, this movie turns out to be an all round pleasurable film.
David D (ca) wrote: Some people say it is not true to Kurt Cobain's last days but it is not meant to be a documentary on his death! This is a film telling the story of a ressemblant story but not exactly the same! The names of the characters are even different.This film is very good, I like the music tunes in them and I advise anyone to watch it especially if you like Nirvana. Don't expect a reconstitution to the last detail of Kurt's death of course but still, bloody good film. Yeah, and then you can also listen to Pagoda. Good music. They're the band that represents Nirvana in the film and the actors actually made an album together. *****
Jessica L (ru) wrote: The ending was not as emotional as I think it should or could have been. But the rest of the movie was pleasant.
Harry W (jp) wrote: Said to feature some of the greatest action scenes ever made, Hard Boiled was not an option for me to miss.Delivering on the promises of a John Woo film, Hard Boiled delivers plenty of action. But this is both for better and for worse. When I say for worse, I mean that there is a sense of the film being heavy on action and too short on pacing sensibility.It's hard to complain about the action in Hard Boiled becauuse the quality of it is purely magnificent, but considering that the film runs for a total of 128 minutes, there is a lot of it to take in. The manic energy of the action scenes can be a little overwhelming at times, but that's not really the problem. The fault in Hard Boiled lies in the fact that it goes between bursts of energy-rich action and then extended sequences of dialogue-laden plot building. The screenplay isn't bad because some of the characters and situations are interesting, but the fact that Hard Boiled goes between throwing action at viewers and then pulling back to styysh attempts to mimic the visual style of neo-noir cinema. The oscillation can be a little much at times, jarring the viewer. And the slower scenes of the film do not stand up in comparison to the powerful action scenes. There is a sense that the actors are determined to work with their characters, but the screenplay doesn't precisely give them many innovative roles to work with. And I couldnt' even find a humourous edge in the story, so I felt like the tone of the film was a bit heavy. In all essence, Hard Boiled is a remorselessly serious film which is packed to the brim with explosions, shootouts and blood that reinforces this. But the sequences that have to reinforce this notion with talking instead of violence do not effectively hold up to the same standard.The success of Hardboiled is constantly predicated on the stylish nature of the film. And though the scenery of the film is nice, it more importantly plays a key role in providing powerful situations for the action to unfold in. And the action is fast like an old Kung Fu movie, and yet not the slightest bit cheap or unconvincing. In actuality, it comes off as feeling very legitimate with powerful production values despite the film being a low-budget piece. All the money is clearly diverted into creating powerful action, and it shows off very well because the excitement is undeniable. The stunts are remarkable, and the visual style of the film works to up the scale of them very easily.There is a creative use of close tracking shots, and they go on for an extended period of time with minimal editing which proves to be an extensive boost to the credibility of the choreography. The extensive shots in Hard Boiled depict the actors doing all their own stunts with extremely fast intense dedication to the mood of the film without having their efforts buried under editing. But even then, the editing knows how to enhance the feature at times. John Woo tends to have a habit of using slow motion too much in some of his Ameican action films. In Hard Boiled, it is never a problem. Staying true to what fan have come to expect from him, John Woo packs Hard Boiled full of fast-paced action scenes which use a sporadic touch of slow-motion to emphasize the extent of graphic involvement from the cast and just how high-profile John Woo envisions all the explosions and shootouts as being. There is a sense that occasionally the use of slow motion can disrupt the intent to create a massive rush, but the superior elements of the action stand above the lesser elements of them. One of the other positive aspects of the action is that the overall scope of the film is elevated when the cinematography constantly takes a wide view of everything which gives viewers an open perspective of the action scenes, depicting everyone involved within a single frame. This is one of the most impressive visual elements of the film, and the brutal level of blood is another factor ensuring that there is striking imagery in the film. And ultimately, the action is exhilarating and creative enough to the point that it glamourizes the efforts of the police officers in the narrative just as John Woo intended while also using violence to create a rich atmosphere. And when the film comes to an end, the effect of the atmosphere is resolved with a sense that the main characters survived at the cost of so many other lives. This is a grim sentiment, and it just goes to show how the action helps to drive the narrative.And beneath the style of the film, Chow-Yum Fat delivers a standout performance. Chow-Yum Fat is a brilliant protagonist in Hard Boiled. Embodying the title of the film, Chow-Yum Fat is able to capture a sophisticated and edgy police officer with determination and an edge within him. And when it comes time for him to unleash that edge, his movements are bold and swift which show him darting through the stunts of the film with relentless passion. He is very engaged with every facet of the role, both internally and on a surface level so that he can actively bring out the essence of ambition within the character and divert it into his physical energy without problem. Chow-Yum Fat packs a mean punch in Hard Boiled, and he is able to do so without ever removing the professional nature of the character,So Hard Boiled may shake viewers with its oscillation between the fast paced action genre and the more slow, dialogue heavy neo-noir elements of the feature, but John Woo's insistence on delivering the greatest action possible and chow-Yum Fat's ability to rise to that same challenge ensures that the film is packed with unforgettable action scenes of the highest voltage.
James H (nl) wrote: Silly fluff, with a really interesting cast. Good costume design, nice sets. It's an entertaining curio from the early 1960's. Enjoyable but dated.
erika r (fr) wrote: totally over the top, but in a great way. hollywood just doesn't do the overdramatics they way they used to.