films seen
15
average score
2.83*
nationality
Hong Kong - 66 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Martial arts icon, famous for putting his signature on the genre. Chan isn't the most gifted director, but it allowed him to put the full spotlight on his trademark mix of action and comedy. And so his oeuvre is mandatory for action fans.

Solid pieces

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CZ12

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Sap Ji Sang Ciu
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [2012] - 109 mins
Genre: Action, Adventure
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3.5
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Xinhai Revolution

by Li Zhang, Jackie Chan
Also know as: Xin Hai Ge Ming
Specifics: China, Hong Kong [2011] - 121 mins
Genre: Drama, War
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3.5
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Crime Story

by Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan
Also know as: Zhong An Zu
Specifics: Hong Kong [1993] - 103 mins
Genre: Action, Crime
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3.5
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Project A

by Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Also know as: 'A' Gai Wak
Specifics: Hong Kong [1983] - 105 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action
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3.5

A very nice surprise. I recognized some scenes from a Jackie Chan documentary I saw earlier, but within the actual context of the film these scenes were even more impressive. This is a true spectacle, where Chan lays down the basis for what would become a very fruitful and respectable career.

The beginning is a little hesitant though, as the comedy alone isn't really strong enough to carry the film. But once Chan starts his usual action antics that part is soon forgotten. The bicycle scene, the tower scene and the finale are legendary and a testament to Chan's skills, both as an action hero as well as a director.

Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung make fine additions to the cast, a trio that has dominated 80s Hong Kong action cinema and has more than put its stamp on the film industry. This is one of the best Chan films I've seen so far, a warm recommendation for everyone who likes his action work.

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The Fearless Hyena

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Hsiao Chuan Yi Chao
Specifics: Hong Kong, South Korea [1979] - 98 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action
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3.5

The inoffensive

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Miracles

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Ji Ji
Specifics: Hong Kong [1989] - 139 mins
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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3.0
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Project A 2

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: 'A' Gai Wak 2
Specifics: Hong Kong [1987] - 101 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
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3.0

A solid sequel. It can't quite compete with the first part though. Without the help of Hung and Biao, all the weight comes to rest on Chan's shoulders. He tries to cushion the blow by introducing some strong female counterparts (namely Maggie Cheung and Rosamund Kwan), but they can't quite fill the void Chan's companions left behind.

There are still some stand-out moments here. The scene in the overcrowded flat is quite funny and the finale is another classic Chan scene, but overall the film was a bit too serious for my liking. The comedy is still there, but it remains limited to certain scenes. The rest of the film has a darker tone, which didn't always feel appropriate.

Chan's antics are strong as always, the fight choreography is laudable, but when comparing it to the first part, everything feels just a little less refined. It's still nice filler though, a film that offers plenty of entertainment and some memorable moments. Chan is starting to grow on me.

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Dragon Lord

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Long Xiao Ye
Specifics: Hong Kong [1982] - 102 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action
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3.0
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The Young Master

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Shi Di Chu Ma
Specifics: Hong Kong [1980] - 101 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

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Police Story 2

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Ging Chaat Goo Si Juk Jaap
Specifics: Hong Kong [1988] - 101 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action
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2.5
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Police Story

by Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
Also know as: Ging Chat Goo Si
Specifics: Hong Kong [1985] - 101 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action
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2.5

Dubious filler

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Jackie Chan: My Story

by Jackie Chan
Specifics: Hong Kong [1998] - 74 mins
Genre: Documentary
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2.0
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Who Am I?

by Benny Chan, Jackie Chan
Also know as: Ngo Si Seoi
Specifics: Hong Kong [1998] - 108 mins
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
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2.0
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Operation Condor

by Jackie Chan
Also know as: Fei Ying Gai Wak
Specifics: Hong Kong [1991] - 80 mins
Genre: Action, Adventure
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2.0
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Armour of God

by Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang
Also know as: Long Hing Foo Dai
Specifics: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia [1986] - 88 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure
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