The movie A Better Tomorrow was a path-breaking movie when it was released. The Director John Woo had explored the relatively new genre of action drama. Upon release of the movie achieved critical acclaim and commercial success. This happens to only a few movies. This movie embodies both the western and the eastern film techniques. In this movie there is a modernization seen in the society owing to the western influences. Woo’s movies typically deal with brotherhood, duty, loyalty, ethical laws. But his movies address the basic human uncertainty, fear and anger. It actually presents both sides of the issues. This appeals to audience all over the world, even though the main protagonists choose to resort to violence to solve the issues. The movie does not hail or promotes the usage of guns or violence. All it does is speaking of the problems ensured when a person resorts to violence. It actually hails the person who follows the moral ethical path. The crisp screenplay of the movie should be hailed as it treads on all the issues in an interesting manner and is able to make the viewer travel to another dimension and another culture. The viewers react exactly as intended by the storyteller. This is a very difficult feat to achieve. The elements of person versus society or rather person versus the bad elements of society is like a ‘conflict’ that is usually identified in stories. Most story creations from fairy tales to modern day fiction identify with such a conflict. Here Woo’s story therefore represents a story line that can be understood by both the West and the East.