Review: A Better Tomorrow (1986)

The movie that established John Woo as one of the worlds best action directors, and Chow Yun Fat as one of the coolest action heroes.

“A BETTER TOMORROW” (Ying hung boon sik)
Hong Kong

Director: John Woo
Stars: Lung Ti, Chow Yun Fat, Leslie Cheung
Distributor: KAM
Runtime: 95 mins

“Be careful, there something wrong here!”

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

An amazing action-drama which combines fully-fledged bloody shootouts and deeply plowed bondings between friends and family. A good gangster story, and one of the better actions from the 80’s. The scenes with Chow Yun Fat is just top-notch. One of Woo’s many HK-masterpieces from 1986-92. Recommended!