Films: John Woo

Red Cliff

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 2h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Cast: Chen Chang, Yong Ho, Jun Hu

Woo's first Chinese film in almost 20 years is a triumphant return to his roots. Drawing on both the martial arts adventures with which he began his career and the Hong Kong bullet ballets he achieved international recognition with. 'Red Cliff' is an epic war film with an all star cast set in China's ancient past that…

Mission: Impossible II

  • 2000
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton
  • UK release: 7 July 2000

Super spy Ethan Hunt is tasked with saving the world from a terrorist who has access to a deadly virus.

Face/Off

  • 1997
  • 2h 18min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Written by: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
  • Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Hard Boiled

  • 1992
  • Hong Kong
  • 2h 8min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Teresa Mo

Mid-career flick from martial arts film giants, director Woo and star Chow. One of the best action films ever made, featuring stunning stunt and gunplay choreography.