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What's your favorite film by John Woo?

Countdown to Kung Fu/The Hand of Death
0 (0%)
Last Hurrah for Chivalry
0 (0%)
Heroes Shed No Tears
0 (0%)
A Better Tomorrow
0 (0%)
A Better Tomorrow II
0 (0%)
The Killer
9 (31%)
Once a Thief (1991)
0 (0%)
Hard Boiled
9 (31%)
Hard Target
0 (0%)
Broken Arrow
0 (0%)
Once a Thief (1996)
0 (0%)
Face/Off
4 (13.8%)
Blackjack
0 (0%)
Mission: Impossible II
3 (10.3%)
Windtalkers
0 (0%)
Hostage
0 (0%)
Paycheck
0 (0%)
Red Cliff
0 (0%)
Red Cliff II
1 (3.4%)
The Crossing
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
1 (3.4%)
don't like any
2 (6.9%)

Total Members Voted: 28

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« on: October 19, 2010, 11:21:39 AM »
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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 11:22:27 AM »
1. The Killer
2. Hard Boiled
3. Bullet in the Head
4. A Better Tomorrow

5. Face/Off


Not much my kind of thing.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 11:27:16 AM »
I watched his "best" films The Killer and Hard Boiled and was disappointed.  Awful scripts coupled with boring suspenceless action scenes.  When you show the hero take down sixty men in a single action scene (not an exaggeration) I lose interest.  The motel gun fight between Moss and Chigurh was a hundred times more exciting than the dozens of deaths you see in any Woo action sequence.    
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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 11:30:12 AM »
The Killer
Hard Boiled
Red Cliff (International Epic)
Face/Off

Mission: Impossible II
Broken Arrow

Paycheck

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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 11:30:50 AM »
Hard Boiled

People who like The Killer are forgetting how horribly corny and unwatchable it is.  :P

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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 11:31:42 AM »
Hard Boiled

People who like The Killer are forgetting how horribly corny and unwatchable it is.  :P

its an 80s thing - you wouldn't underdtand.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 11:37:55 AM »
Red Cliff II
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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 11:41:00 AM »
Hard Boiled

People who like The Killer are forgetting how horribly corny and unwatchable it is.  :P

its an 80s thing - you wouldn't underdtand.
True that, I don't get the '80s at all.

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 12:56:10 PM »
John Woo revolutionized the action genre, but his style has really fallen out of favor.  I have a great nostalgia for Woo's ultimate cool.  I fear it won't hold up. 

Taking that into consideration...

1. The Killer
2. Hard-Boiled

3. Bullet in the Head
4. Face/Off
5. Once a Thief (1991)
6. A Better Tomorrow Part II
7. Broken Arrow
8. Hostage
9. Windtalkers
10. Heroes Shed no Tears
11. A Better Tomorrow

12. Red Cliff
13. Last Hurrah for Chivalry
14. Hard Target
15. Mission: Impossible II
16. Blackjack
17. Paycheck
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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »
Where is Bullet in the Head as a poll option?

Whoops.  Sorry about that, just a mistake.
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