A Better Tomorrow Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun-Fat, Emily Chu, John Woo

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Better Tomorrow

A BETTER TOMORROW is a movie directed by John Woo in 1986. This film earned the 1987 Hong Kong Film award as Best Picture of the year.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Ho and Mark are thieves working for the Hong Kong mob. Ho is arrested in Taiwan and condemned to spend three years in jail while Mark is seriously wounded during a shoot-out. When Ho comes back in Hong Kong, he's already decided to give up his criminal activities but his younger brother Kit, who's become a policeman, is persuaded that Ho is still involved in his former job.

When the new boss of the local mob starts to threaten Kit, Ho and Mark will be forced to fight against the whole gang.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of A Better Tomorrow

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian