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section of movie reviews here so that you can get an idea
how good some of the films Mark has been in are. This section
movie reviews of some of the films that Mark has done during
his career. Catch a glimpse of the accolades he has
received for the efforts he has put in.
features chases and fights on or in planes, boats, trains,
trucks, helicopters and copper mines. (what, no spaceships?)
All this is standard movie fare, but Woo, a veteran of the
energetic Hong Kong film industry, has a genius for directing
action sequences. His choices are invariably creative and unexpected,
especially in the hand-to-hand combat scenes" --Stacey
Richter, Tuscon Weekly, 2/15/96.
"The preposterous thrills in Broken Arrow take the characters from a fight aboard
a stealth bomber to a car chase across the flats of Utah to the bowels of a disused
copper mine to a speeding train. The pace is relentless; Woo never allows the
excitement to flag. In the end, Broken Arrow is an exhilarating, if empty, experience.
It's the kind of thing where you turn off your brain and dig your fingernails
into the armrest." --James Berardinelli, Colossus.net, February, 1996.
"Woo's picture offers several nifty adventures set in unconventional locations.
The desert of Utah allows Woo to refresh such action picture traditions as helicopter
shootouts and maniacal gunplay aboard a speeding train-- stunts we’ve seen on
film many times before, usually shot at airfields and in subway stations."
--Remington Dahl, Movie-Reviews.com, February, 1996.
is above all an action thriller. John Woo, whose previous American films
include "Broken Arrow" likes spectacular stunts in unlikely settings,
and the movie includes chases involving an airplane (which crashes into
a hangar) and speedboats (which crash into piers and each other). ...Woo,
who became famous for his Hong Kong action pictures before hiring on
in Hollywood, is a director overflowing with invention. He works here
with an original screenplay by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, which
explores the strange implications of the face-swap....Woo and his writers
find a terrific counterpoint to the action scenes: All through the movie,
you find yourself reinterpreting every scene as you realize the "other"
character is "really" playing it." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun
Times, July, 1997.
the action scenes! Nobody kicks ass like John Woo at full throttle,
and Face/Off includes about a half-dozen action sequences that
are at once rhapsodic, thematically expressive, and white-knuckle
tense." --Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene, 7/8/97.
"Face/Off works like a charm right on down the line thanks to brilliant,
exhilarating performances, and the many tremendously enjoyable action
set-pieces that are Woo's hallmark." --Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle,
"This film is by far the action film of the year as far as I'm concerned...You
will NOT be disappointed if you spend the $6.00 to go to this movie."
--Morgan Manero, RickOHIO Magazine, August 1997
"It is going to be a
galaxy away from everything else this year." --Stephen Whitty,
The Newark Star-Ledger, April 30, 2000.
Earth is a huge visual feast." --Christine Long, CFCF
TV, May 11, 2000.
Earth will rock America!" --Maria Salas,
GEMS Television, May 11, 2000.
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