Heroes Shed No Tears

Dir: John Woo
Star: Eddy Ko, Lam Ching-Ying, Phillip Lofredo, Chin Yuet-Sang

[14] Christmas night viewing in the McLennan household, for me at least, was this rather confusing cross between Apocalypse Now, Cannibal Ferox and The Wild Geese. With basically zero introduction, we start with a kidnap of a Golden Triangle drug baron by a gang of...well, I'm not quite sure what they are, but they soon find a lot of heat on their tail as they plough their way through the jungle. Basically a string of set pieces slotted together, it's undeniably powerful, adrenalin driven stuff; you'll probably find yourself going "Wow!" and "What?" in roughly equal proportions.


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