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Time And Tide Review


Good
Talk about moody action flicks -- what with all the fistfights, gun battles, explosions, and histrionics, Time and Tide is a thrill ride to be reckoned with.

If only I had any idea what it was about.

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Hard Boiled Review


Excellent
Way back when, before John Woo was making shoot-em-ups Stateside, before Hong Kong became property of China once again, and before Chow Yun-Fat tried to prove to the world that he knows how to speak English with the boring The Replacement Killers, we were granted a really cool cult-classic action flick named Hard Boiled.

This flick, probably one of the most violent and definitely one of the most tense action flicks ever done, concerns Tequila (Chow Yun-Fat), a haunted superman of a cop who hangs out at a Jazz bar (run by John Woo) by night and guns down gun runners by day. Like every good guy in John Woo flicks, Tequila is untouchable. Early on, the superintendent of the CID says "Give him one gun, and he's superman, give him two, and he's God." Tequila's girlfriend, Teresa (Teresa Mo) is getting white roses (a motif that shows up later in the "Once a Thief" series) that contain encoded messages from an informant in the triads. This informant, Tony (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) faces the facts that he is beginning to forget whether he is a cop or a gangster.... And all of that is before his world begins to get very confusing.

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Black Mask Review


Bad
Awful kung fu flick, with Jet Li prancing about as a bio-engineered superhero (mild-mannered by day, of course), who beats the crap out of 50 guys en route to busting up a gang. Despite some Jackie Chan-like moments, this is -- at best -- mindless violence. Emphasis on mindless.

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Full Contact Review


OK
Sloppy Hong Kong fighting flick, starring Chow Yun Fat and featuring slow-mo bullets. HK purists are likely to enjoy this ultraviolent entry, which one fan swears is the only film to feature an openly gay villain. Pshaw, I say. What about Inspector Gadget? The DVD features a crappy transfer but also has 9 subtitle languages. Strange days, my friend.

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