The Big Heat (1988)

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Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of ... See full summary »


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Yeung-Wah Kam , Johnnie To , Hark Tsui


Gordon Chan

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1 December 2001 | experten
| Warning: Extremely brutal high paced HK police action
Big Heat is no masterpiece, the editing is sometimes sloppy, the music score is stolen fragments thrown together, there are a few seconds unnecessary comic relief here and there (but only seconds), the acting is often mediocre (even though Waise Lee is okay), the camerawork is not very impressive, the dialogue is nothing special and the story is nothing new.

But despite the obvious flaws, if you like your movies violent you will be entertained.

This is one brutal movie. You will see people get massacred and torn to pieces, you will see gunshots to the head, gunshots with beautiful bloodsquibs and much more extreme violence well scattered from the shock beginning to the brutal ending. I can assure you that the incredible death by car scene is the most violent you have ever seen. The other reviewer Brian Camp has already mentioned the exciting and of course extremely violent elevator shaft scene. Not even the children are safe in this movie, unlike Hollywood movies were they don't even dare to get a dog killed. The pacing is good so you will not be bored and the story is no masterpiece but it works. It is about revenge and those stories seem to work no matter how many revenge movies you have seen. We need bloody revenge. If you do not like brutality do not see this movie. 8 / 10.

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Release Date:

22 September 1988


Cantonese, Malay

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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