Genre: Action / Drama
Director: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Leslie Cheung, Ti Yung
Duration: 95 min
An ex-con just released from prison is forced to choose between his loyal best friend and join a life of crime once again, or turn himself and his former crew in and make amends with his angry, betrayed policeman brother.
A Better Tomorrow by Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, is a highly influential and groundbreaking film. It was the first of a genre of action movies known as heroic bloodshed, characterized by stylish violence, graceful action, and recurring themes of brotherhood and loyalty. It does look a bit dated now after 25 years, however the film is still highly entertaining and worth watching just to see the ultra cool performance from Chow Yun Fat.