Streets of Fire. Walter Hill. 1984. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hill's editing rocks, lots of great flourishes & surprising moments. It's big, brash, & cartoony. The characters are pure archetypes and the story is pure good vs. evil. The lead actor did the best riff on a John Wayne-esque "strong silent type" I've ever seen. Love the endless outrageous explosions. But it was the ending that made this a Four Star Flick for me, keying in on the bittersweet amidst triumphal chaos.