Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Killer, The ( Dip huet seung hung ) (1990) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Killer, The ( Dip huet seung hung ) (1990)
Buy Killer, The ( Dip huet seung hung ) (1990) DVD from AmazonBuy Killer, The ( Dip huet seung hung ) (1990) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Action, Crime





Theater Date:


DVD Release:



John Woo


Yun-Fat Chow
Danny Lee
Sally Yeh
Kenneth Tsang
Kong Chu
Fui-On Shing





Plot Outline:

A humane assassin Ah Jong (Chow Yun-fat) from the Triad tries to perform his last job to aid a club singer's fate of becoming blind. Police detective Li Ying (Danny Lee) hopes to bring a criminal to justice in any possible way.

Related Movie Lists

Movies To Watch by Cinemaniac John Woo by Protozoid
Need to see 1989 by Daniel movies of 1990 by skater4159
Top Movie List by Michel 100 All Time Favorite Movies by Matt
Top Action by industrialist Top Movie List by Gounter
My Wish List by Santharam My DVD's: Martial Arts by Snoogans

Quick Movie Reviews

mitchellyoung 12/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

There's a redemptive storyline buried in here that makes this film a unique standout from other Woo films. The action, of course, is the real star, and you can see the influence Woo's intricately choreographed scenes (particularly the massive final shootout in the church) had on directors such as Tarantino & Michael Mann.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Snoogans 11/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Awesome. One of John Woo's best alongside 'Hard Boiled'.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

Movie God

02/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Killer" by Yojimbo

When a contract killer accidentally blinds a nightclub singer, he takes on one last job in order to pay for an operation to restore her sight but his employer is less than willing to let him retire. John Woo's international breakthrough film, The Killer explores his favourite subjects of honour, loyalty, and revenge. It's pure XY pleasing male bonding and excessive gunplay and to be honest, it's showing its age a little. His penchant for heavy handed sentiment is clearly in evidence (although it's nowhere near as cloying as it was in A Better Tomorrow) and the dialogue is clumsy and repetitive; in fact when Danny Lee is describing Chow for a composite picture he sounds like he's in love! But let's face it, this film is all about the action and Woo's trademark "heroic bloodshed" is as thri...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

11/11/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Killer review

An influential action packed picture admired by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Johnnie To. Ah Jong (Chow Yun-fat), Jeffrey in the English translation, is an assassin who falls for a singer named Jennie (Sally Yeh) whose eyes were damaged accidentally in a gun fight. Li Ying (Danny Lee) find out Jong's actions and tries to arrest him. Ah Jong and Li form a friendship and was ambushed by the Triad. The style of directing was majestic, from the slow motion, stunning cinematography, cut scenes and timely close-ups. Themes of justice, loyalty (Fung Sei), security (the little girl and Jennie) and being humane. Yun-Fat Chow and Danny Lee were impressive portrayals of their characters. Only reservations I have were its believability, a mere 45 caliber was able to make a car explod...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Top Movie List by Ben
Highest Grossing Movies of All-Time (Adjusted) by Gabe
Movies of 2018 by Stoney McStonerson
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
2009 by Cinemaniac
Best films of 1993 by Daniel
2018 by Karmand




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use