Director John Woo’s first venture into Hollywood was not without its obstacles. With Van Damme being one of Hollywood’s bright action stars back in the early 90s, it is pretty much certain that Woo lacked what he received in his later works – control. The film for most of it, seems uneven, especially when there are scenes you can clearly see as Woo’s footprints all over it and there are others that are just plain awful. Still, if you ignore the bad acting from Van Damme, poor pacing, poor editing, there is still fun to be had. Namely the majority of the shooting sequences, a wonderful villainous turn by future “The Mummy” star – Lance Henriksen and a few pigeons to boost, Hard Target is really not that bad…
Neo rates it 6/10.
Director: John Woo
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Wilford Brimley