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Total Crap: 3.85%

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Mr. Nice Guy
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by Ryan Arthur

"It's Jackie Chan. Even if it stinks, it's OK."
3 stars

Paper thin plot holding up the usual spectacular stuntwork.

Jackie Chan continues to have older films released in America, redubbed and retitled. Mr. Nice Guy is just another in the long line.

The plot's not of consequence. Jackie plays a chef in Australia (?), who gets mixed up with a group of drug lords who think he's in possession of a videotape with incriminating evidence. All that really happened is Jackie helped out a pretty girl. Doesn't matter.

The bad guys are horribly cartoony here, and the dubbed dialogue is so cornball that the audience in the theater collectively groans when they hear the cheesiest.

Know what, though? Doesn't matter.

Chan's a master at the stuntwork, and that's really the only reason I've ever watched his movies. He's balletic in his movement, but he can still kick your ass. He's goofy at times, but he'll get that determined, stony look on his face and you'll just wait for the action to start.

As always, watch the closing credits to see the outtakes of Chan's aborted stunts and occasional miscues resulting in broken bones. Painful at times, but almost always the best part of the show.

If you go expecting rich, intricate plots and deep, meaningful dialogue, then you're an idiot. If you go expecting entertainment and some spectacular stuntwork, then congratulations. You win.

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User Comments

2/04/11 Josie Cotton is a goddess Great stunts and a good sense of humor 4 stars
11/24/05 R.W.Welch Sharp choreography and sight gags but the acting barely gets by. 3 stars
5/28/05 Quigley one of chan's best. at least he knows how to act amongst the other lifeless characters. 4 stars
7/14/03 Gismodog How did this get so many stars! I thought it was a terribly annoying plotless nightmare! 1 stars
3/18/02 Zargo obviously rushed, jokes are often awful, but jackie does what he does best; entertain 4 stars
11/30/01 Rutt13 Some awful acting, but Jackie's charm shines through! 4 stars
7/13/01 keith langman not one of his best but fun to watch non the less 3 stars
11/29/00 The Evil Penguin good timing with the martial arts. 4 stars
6/03/00 Jed A little weak at parts but overall a good chan flick. 4 stars
2/28/00 arnold great action 5 stars
3/06/99 Mike Rotch Not bad. Still a good Jackie Chan movie. 3 stars
1/06/99 Schizofrenic To tell you the truth, it gets better and better. Better than Street Fighter. 4 stars
12/16/98 Johny First time I've seen wood explode when hit with a bulldozer 2 stars
12/14/98 Shadow Raider Another kick-ass Chanster flick. Better than Van Damage's movies, with more comedy. 4 stars
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  20-Mar-1998 (PG-13)


  27-May-1999 (PG)

Directed by
  Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Written by
  Fibe Ma
  Edward Tang

  Jackie Chan
  Miki Lee
  Karen McLymont
  Gabrielle Fitzpatrick
  Barry Otto

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