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Awesome: 24%
Worth A Look: 4%
Average: 20%
Pretty Bad: 24%
Total Crap28%

2 reviews, 13 user ratings

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Twin Dragons
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by Ryan Arthur

"Score: Jackie Chan - 2; Audience - 0"
1 stars

Even going in and knowing what to expect, you'll still be disappointed.

Ah, Miramax. They're content to buy up old Jackie Chan flicks, import 'em and re-release 'em for the masses Stateside. Easy money.

But with each passing Chan rerelease, the excitement grows a little less tense, the action a little too corny, the dubbing a little too atrocious.

Such is the case with Twin Dragons, arguably the worst flick (and not just Chan flick, but ANY flick) I've seen in a very, very long time.

The plot is reminiscent of the equally stinky Van Damme crapfest Double Impact. Twin brothers separated at birth. One becomes an orchestra conductor, is educated and well off. The other becomes a mechanic and street thug. The two meet, there's a case of mistaken identity and identity switching, then the two team up and beat people up.

A good time had by all, right?


Hard to believe that this is a movie directed by both Ringo Lam (known in the states for Van Damme's vomit-inducing Maximum Risk) and Tsui Hark (known in the states for Van Damme's vomit-inducing Double Team AND Knock Off), both of whom have seen better days as directors.

Actually, given that trio of trash (all released after Twin Dragons was initially), maybe it's not so hard to believe.

The story is a wisp of a thing, the dubbed dialogue is horrible, the effects shots of both Chans together are laughable. Even the action sequences are lackluster. I don't know if there's outtakes at the end (I'm told there weren't), because the moment the credits started to roll, I ran from the theater and went home to shower, just to get the smell of stinky movie off me.

There are better Chan movies (dubbed ones included). Don't waste your cash.

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User Comments

9/21/05 Erika LOVE IT!!!! 5 stars
10/18/02 Brian Jacobson the orchestra scene IS Chan's best scene ever! 5 stars
3/21/02 michael howey this film is the best that i have seen 5 stars
3/19/00 Jed Bad editing and ok action but very funny and good almost a 4 out of 5. 3 stars
3/16/00 JOHN DENT It's the biggest pile of poo that I've ever seen. 1 stars
10/28/99 Vlad kewl movie best movie JACKIE made 5 stars
5/07/99 Diptherio JAKIE RULZ 5 stars
4/20/99 Ah Dooey 3 stars is all I can give. 'Nuff said. 3 stars
4/13/99 Adam Carey Buy the ticket, then wait an hour or so to go into the movie. 3 stars
4/07/99 agustin no outakes in the end, and good part is the last 15 minutes so make it a Blockbuster night, 3 stars
4/03/99 E Lots of laughs, and most of them come with a punch AND a punchline. 3 stars
3/03/99 Jerry-93 Great Action!! But it's on video already, so rent it instead and save yourself $8.00!! 4 stars
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  09-Apr-1999 (PG-13)
  DVD: 06-Apr-2004


  N/A (PG)

Directed by
  Ringo Lam
  Tsui Hark

Written by
  Barry Wong
  Hark Tsui
  Yik Wong

  Jackie Chan
  Maggie Cheung
  Teddy Robin Kwan
  Alfred Cheung
  Chu Yuan
  Jacob Cheung
  Philip Chan

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