A Better Tomorrow 3

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  • R
  • 1989
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 5.9  (3,617)

A Better Tomorrow 3, released in 1989, is an action-packed Hong Kong movie directed by Tsui Hark, with a star-studded cast including Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Ka Fai Leung, and Anita Mui. The film is the third installment in the Better Tomorrow franchise and follows on from the events of the previous movies. The plot of A Better Tomorrow 3 begins in 1974, during the Vietnam War. Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat), a former hitman, becomes the mentor of a young girl, Kit (Anita Mui), who is trying to escape from Vietnam with her family. In the midst of their escape, Mark is separated from Kit and her family, and they each assume that the other has died.

The story then jumps forward to 1986, where Kit is now living in Hong Kong and working as a jewelry store owner. However, when her brother, Ho (Tony Ka Fai Leung) arrives in Hong Kong, he is surprised to discover that she is still alive. Ho himself is wanted by the Vietnamese authorities, who falsely believe that he is involved in the drug trade.

As Ho and Kit try to reunite with Mark, whose death they still believe to be a tragic reality, they become embroiled in a dangerous battle with the Vietnamese drug cartel, led by the sadistic gangster Tue (Kwan Hoi-san).

A Better Tomorrow 3 is a tense and action-packed movie that boasts some incredible set-pieces and action sequences, such as a nail-biting car chase through the streets of Hong Kong that is both thrilling and pulse-pounding. However, the film is also notable for its emotional resonance, as it explores the themes of redemption, brotherhood, and sacrifice.

The performances of the three leads, in particular Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Ka Fai Leung, are outstanding, with both actors delivering nuanced and emotionally resonant performances. Yun-Fat in particular shines as the stoic Mark, a role that he has made iconic over the course of the Better Tomorrow franchise.

Anita Mui, too, is a standout in the film, imbuing her performance as Kit with a spunky, streetwise charm that is both endearing and thrilling. Her chemistry with both Yun-Fat and Leung is palpable, and her presence in the film helps to elevate it beyond its action-movie trappings.

Another standout aspect of the film is its score, which is composed by Lowell Lo, and features a memorable theme that has since become synonymous with the Better Tomorrow franchise. The score helps to give the film a sense of grandeur and epic scale, even during its more intimate moments.

Overall, A Better Tomorrow 3 is an exceptional entry in the Better Tomorrow franchise and a must-watch for fans of the genre. It combines breathtaking action sequences with emotional depth, and is anchored by a trio of stunning performances from its lead actors. It is a movie that will leave you both thrilled and moved, and is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Better Tomorrow franchise.

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    5.9  (3,617)