Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon) (1993)
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Internationally famed action star Jackie Chan tones down his usual martial arts pyrotechnics for a more traditionally dramatic role in this police drama. Crime Story finds Chan portraying a Hong Kong police detective, an honest cop guilt-ridden over his participation in a recent shoot-out. He is absolved of wrong-doing by the force, however, and assigned to protect a major real estate developer. Despite Chan's best efforts, though, the man under his care is soon kidnapped. The criminals demand
Jun 24, 1993 Wide
Jul 18, 2000
Golden Harvest Company
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Jackie Chan takes a career swerve with Crime Story, a dark-edged cop thriller in which the star's stunts play second fiddle to plot and mood.
Moody visuals, expertly paced montages and climactic sequences aboard a rusting sea-tanker and in a burning slum tenement all deliver above and beyond genre norms.
Crime Story is extremely gritty as the camera work always seems to make you feel like you're taking cover with Jackie or it'll be positioned right where someone's face gets slammed against a wall to make you feel every punch and every kick.
The imaginative fight and stunt sequences that fans have come to expect from Jackie Chan, while highly enjoyable, ultimately derail the film's credibility.
A slick, engaging police thriller and a curious but highly welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan.
Good serious piece for Jackie Chan
On the plus side, Chan gets a rare chance to show what a good dramatic actor he can be.
Crime Story proves that even as he gets older and eschews his clown persona, Jackie Chan is an action star to reckon with. Fans will not be disappointed.
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