City on Fire

Of all the Chow Yun Fat movies from the 80s, this one got mentioned a lot because Tarentino said it was inspiration for Reservoir Dogs — and it’s kinda funny that Reservoir Dogs is basically a sequence that happens for 5-10 minutes towards the end, but blown up into an entire movie. But City on Fire isn’t that great, until the last 20 minutes or so. I much preferred all the Woo stuff from that era. I didn’t mind re-watching it — especially since I didn’t remember what most of the movie was about — but I can’t say I really liked it that much.

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.