The Killer is widely regarded as John Woo's masterpiece, and rightly so. This very stylish 80s movie features intense shoot outs and a highly emotional storyline that touches on friendship, respect, loyalty, honour, love and redemption. Long before Woo went on to produce regular Hollywood crapfests he made this extraordinary film that is nothing less than the pure essence of the heroic bloodshed genre. The gunplay is astonishing, the characters really grow on you and everything about the movie just seems right... it's almost perfect.
I wouldn't read any other reviews as they all contain spoilers. If it's of any importance though, imdb rates it 8.0 and the tomatometer is a whooping 100% with an average of 8.7. Lastly, even if you are the dyslexic type, please do yourself a favour and at least try to stay away from the horrible dub.
MPAA: Rated R for pervasive strong violence and some language.