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A.k.a.
The Killer
Year
1989
Runtime
111 min.
Director
John Woo
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
34,357
Checks
5,171
Favs
425
Dislikes
55
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Mackmannen's avatar

    Mackmannen

    Sweet boat chase!
    Allround a great action movie.
    8 years 4 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    John Woo's The Killer. Though it does at times suffer from eightiesitis (but would we realize how bloody it is if everyone wasn't dressed in white?), this is where began many of Woo's trademarks (slow-mo, ballistic ballet, doves, etc.). It's a "heroic bloodshed" film, so yeah, it feels like a Greek tragedy. 3 years 5 months ago
  3. MaxBG's avatar

    MaxBG

    Definitely Woo's best work to date and definitely one of the best films I have ever seen. 9 years 3 months ago
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