Bullet in the Head (1990)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2007-05-02
Summary: Somewhat overrated?
I won't deny Bullet in the Head of its (occasional) powerful impact... but calling it John Woo's best and one of HK cinema's finest, I certainly did not get that impression when I viewed it. Some of the scenes described by others to have left scars and deep impressions, I simply did not feel the intensity thereof. I agree with reviewer jfierro that John Woo doesn't resort to much subtlety. Everything is in-your-face. The insertion of the final sequence of the boys gaily riding their bicycles feels incredibly contrived.
Reviewer Score: 6