Directed By John Woo
John Woo wrote and
directed this brilliant gangster drama set in contemporary Hong Kong. The
charismatic Chow Yun Fat stars as an amoral hitman who accidentally blinds
a young torch singer, agreeing on a final assignment to pay for her
surgery. The other plot is Chow's relationship with a tough,
uncompromising cop (Danny Lee), as they battle the Hong Kong underworld. The
Killer is a high-octane mixture of outlandishly stylized camp and
outrageously sensational shoot-outs" (J. Hoberman). Letterboxed.
Chinese with English subtitles. 102 minutes.