One of the coolest movies ever made. Period. The legendary Johnnie To brings style, depth, and badassness to the gun-foo genre. You don't need to know a lot about the story, other than it's about hitmen teaming up to kick ass and steal money for all the right reasons. Mexican standoffs, sniper battles, slow-motion gunplay...you should be at the "say no more" point right about now.
This movie is a trip, and not in the psychedelic artsy sort of way. I'm talking about the "Whoa...what the eff just happened?" sort of way. A rural detective is forced to play the ultimate mind-game with one seriously demented killer. If you like twists and turns, this film is for you. Just when you think you have it figured out, it will turn around and slap you in the face.
Think Lord of the Flies meets Battle Royale. A group of juvenile inmates are sent to a remote British island for some good old-fashioned character-building. Suddenly, they find themselves being hunted at the end of a crossbow and a pack of trained dogs. This is one of the best survival horror/action blends I've seen. And there's just enough time to watch it before The Hunger Games hits theatres.
Have you ever wondered what The Office would be like as a horror film? Well, wonder no more. On a corporate getaway, the employees of a weapons company find themselves in the wrong neck of the woods in Eastern Europe. British humor weaves effortlessly into the horror plot line, creating the perfect combination of hilarity and brutality.