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4

Awesome: 21.95%
Worth A Look60.98%
Average: 12.2%
Pretty Bad: 4.88%
Total Crap: 0%

3 reviews, 23 user ratings


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Rumble in the Bronx
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by Chris Parry

"One of the better Chan kick-flicks, but no landmark."
4 stars

The thing with Jackie Chan movies is they all follow a formula.

Start off with nice guy Jackie being the good son/nephew/brother/cop, bad guys enter the fray headed by an evil bigwig of crime, Jackie forced into a fight he doesn't want where he kicks almighty ass and raises the ire of the bad guys.

Bad guys hit back, Jackie get's beaten up, Jackie goes all sneaky and ninja-style and finds the bad guy's warehouse/castle/hideout where he sneaks in and has the mondo big showdown.

Amongst all this you can guarantee one chase scene where Jackie is being hounded down a city street by a vast number of thugs he has no hope of beating, but a slim chance of escaping from. He'll also have at least one fight where he does tricks with an armchair, and another where he uses discarded fridges to beat on his opponent, another where he has to run up a wall, another where he flips up a stick/crutch/pipe with his feet and smacks someone in the head/a gun out of someone's hand.

The thugs will always include C-grade American actors with big chins, moustaches and suits, and when they're finally about to blow Jackie away, the cops always arrive. Fat stupid cops, but cops none the less.

This is the story of Rumble In The Bronx, and every Chan movie since. Thing is, even though you know what's coming up, it's damn compelling stuff. In rumble, it's al the more interesting when you know that Chan did half the stunts with a busted leg. Why? Cos he's an idiot, clearly.

Rumble In The Bronx has two extra things going for it. The delectable Francoise Yip and some very funny moments.

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originally posted: 12/19/98 11:39:46
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User Comments

2/07/10 PAUL SHORTT SILLY ACTION COMEDY, DESPITE GOOD STUNTS 2 stars
2/08/07 Raph Branca Not at all a Jackie Chan classic but worth a look as an entry level fluff action film. 3 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer A great action flick, though U.S. version is heavily censored. 5 stars
2/17/05 Daveman So silly but so much fun. 3 stars
1/24/05 keithers.. A very good Chan film....he still pretty fast. His last good movie to date... 4 stars
11/21/03 rony this movie was the bomb and very funny. awesome fighting scenes. 5 stars
9/20/03 JackieChanFan - JACKIE CHAN RULESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS [ www.JackieChanMusic.Com ] JackieChan is Such a FANTASTIC SINGER AND ACTOR AND MORE 5 stars
1/04/03 Charles Tatum Grand action, Tong should direct a Bond film 4 stars
9/29/02 STEVE jackie and arnold rule the action movies.jet li and bruce li to.rest in peace bruce 5 stars
5/17/02 Priscilla Postlethwaite What lacks in plot coherence made up in madcap action; Anita pooping hilarious. 4 stars
1/21/02 keith langman three words..... building to building 3 stars
11/30/01 Rutt13 Amazingly Cheezy, but really fun stuff 4 stars
8/08/01 Mr. Hat Not that good, but not very crappy either. 3 stars
5/31/01 mjm103171 god bless jackie chan 5 stars
3/09/01 fifu amazing action, leaves you breathless (but plotless)! 3 stars
6/23/00 Naushad Khanji forget the plot and go for a pulse pounding excitement 5 stars
2/28/00 arnold great action 5 stars
4/17/99 Ah Dooey Oz's review said it all 4 stars
4/08/99 Fordy Not one of his best, but a groundbreaker into internetional recognition. Great fight scenes 5 stars
2/05/99 Vick Di Brecci I thought this movie was ridiculous 2 stars
1/18/99 Yo Momma Truly compelling when the Chanster did most of the stunts with a busted leg. Damn great. 4 stars
1/17/99 amos on of the most exciting movies to watch 5 stars
1/03/99 Fartass I love it! Great kung-fu action/comedy! Better than those Van Dumb movies! 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  23-Feb-1996 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  16-May-1996 (M)


Directed by
  Stanley Tong

Written by
  Fibe Ma
  Edward Tang

Cast
  Jackie Chan
  Anita Mui
  Françoise Yip
  Bill Tung
  Marc Akerstream
  Garvin Cross



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