City On Fire


Ringo Lam's hardboiled Hong Kong crime thriller was a major 'inspiration' for Reservoir Dogs. In fact, with its colour-coded crims, post-heist warehouse setting and fledgling friendship between a deep-cover undercover copper (Chow Yun-fat) and a jewel thief, it's pretty much a blueprint for Tarantino's classic. Naturally, it lacks the verbal dexterity, while the cop/robber doppelgänger theme is better explored in John Woo's The Killer. But Yun-fat is brilliant.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2005

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