Combustible Celluloid
 
Search for Posters
Own it:
DVD
Blu-ray
Book
Search for streaming:
NetflixHuluGoogle PlayGooglePlayCan I Stream.it?
With: Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Chu Kong, Kenneth Tsang
Written by: Janet Chun, Clifton Ko, John Woo
Directed by: John Woo
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Running Time: 103
Date: 02/02/1991
IMDB

Once a Thief (1991)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Turning Over a New 'Thief'

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

A classic John Woo title, Once a Thief (1991, Columbia/TriStar, $24.95), has been released in a nice, letterboxed transfer with clean subtitles -- though the actors sometimes don't sound like themselves, as if they were inexplicably dubbed in Chinese by other Chinese actors. Chow Yun Fat, the late Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung star as a trio of adopted siblings and daring art thieves. It's lightweight Woo, but still contains a few dazzling sequences, as when Chow and Cheung use glasses of wine to maneuver though a field of invisible lasers.

Help keep Combustible Celluloid going!

20%
Discount
for
Combustible
Celluloid
Readers!!

Enter
Discount
Code

cc2020

At Step 2 of checkout!!