A Better Tomorrow ★★★★½

Damn, why did nobody tell me this was so much fun?

- Chow Yun-Fat explaining how tough he is because he drank urine
- Answering the telephone during a gunfight to find out it's a wrong number
- Blood capsules up the nose
- Hiding guns in plants
- Driving a boat with one leg and shooting an uzi

It's been a while since I've seen HARDBOILED or THE KILLER, but this feels like it should be in the same conversation. The body count is high, the blood is cheap and plentiful, and some campy moments are there to lighten the mood. John Woo really knows how to create awesome shootouts.