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The Killer (1989)



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Often considered director John Woo's best film, this melodramatic insanely violent anti-violence film packs a disturbing punch. Blood and bullets fly fast and furious, choreographed as carefully as a dance, and unlike many Hollywood action flicks, the violence isn't glorified or euphemized -- so be forewarned. It would have been nice to see the fascinating plot and character studies in a different kind of film -- one less preoccupied with adrenaline rushes -- but that's John Woo for you.