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Rumble In The Bronx Review


Very Good
Jackie Chan kicks butt, gets beat up, kicks more butt, survives a collapsing building, skis in his sneakers behind a hovercraft, foils a heist, befriends a motorcycle gang, falls in love, and attends his uncle's wedding.

What more could you want?

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Project A 2 Review


Weak
In this 1987 chopsocker, Jackie Chan returns as Dragon Mao, a supercop who, just back from his adventures in Project A, discovers corruption in the police force. He's then framed for a crime and ends up battling both cops and robbers to clear his name and bring the true evildoers to justice.

Unfortunately, former sidekick Sammo Hung is absent this time around, and there are far fewer fights to be had. The cool stuntwork doesn't come out until the final 15 minutes, but by then I was honestly too bored to perk up. The rest of the film is just much less inventive than its predecessor, proving Project A 2 to be a vanity knockoff for Chan, who was busy directing every action film he could get his hands on. Chan would go on to make much better movies with a more impressive sense of humor later, but A 2 qualifies for little better than a C-.

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Supercop Review


Very Good
The Jackie Chan franchise continues to expand in America. Riding on the success of last year's Rumble in the Bronx, Chan returns to U.S. screens with the release of Supercop.

Relying on the three pillars of Chandom -- blazingly fast fights, awesome stunts, and bad dubbing -- Chan once again turns out a crowd pleaser full of karate chops and busted skulls. Basically a continuation of Chan's Police Story series, fans of this genre will find themselves in familiar territory.

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Dragon Lord Review


Good
Another typically serious-meets-silly entry into Jackie Chan's body of work, Dragon Lord covers the twin issues of stolen Chinese artifacts and bizarre Chinese team sports. The latter is the more interesting part of the movie, beginning with a rugby-like game that has hundreds of competitors climbing a rickety bamboo cone to grab a ball on top. Later, Chan and pals engage in a cross between soccer, badminton, and hacky sack. None of it has anything to do with the threadbare plot, but it's great eye candy. Chan's stunts take a back seat, however, to ridiculous humor, such as two guys trying to conceal their urinating into a stream from nearby children.

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Project A Review


Good
Not a personal favorite, though Project A has earned the raves of many as Jackie Chan's best movie. The story of pirates off the coast of old-style Hong Kong and Chan's naval officer-turned-policeman who tries to stop them is a bit derivative of any number of pirate movies, but it's the fight scenes -- especially those with sidekick Sammo Hung -- that make Project A a winner. Shot before Chan had broken every bone in his body twice, the spry Chan had such agility and quickness it's truly frightening to watch.

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