Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

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Critic Consensus: An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest in which the impressive action sequences overcome the low production value and by-the-numbers plot.


Movie Info

After years as a major star in most of the rest of the world, Jackie Chan finally broke through to stardom in the United States with Rumble in the Bronx, a dubbed and re-edited version of Hung Fan Kui. Here Chan plays Keung, a police officer from Hong Kong who travels to New York to attend the wedding of his uncle, Bill (Bill Tung). Bill has just sold his grocery store to Elaine (Anita Mui), and Keung finds Elaine to be a pretty good reason to extend his visit to New York. However, a … More

Rating: R (nudity, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Edward Tang, Fibe Ma, Tseng King-Sang
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On DVD: Sep 4, 2001
Runtime:
New Line Cinema

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Critic Reviews for Rumble in the Bronx

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (17)

Chan's insistence on his own fallibility and vulnerability, taken with virtuoso scenes like the fight involving 101 domestic appliances, shows why he means more to his countless fans than six US action stars put together.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's light on plot and character, but the stunts are well staged.

Full Review… | January 28, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

For once a film's ad line has a whiff of truth about it: 'No Fear. No Stuntman. No Equal.'

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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A giddy triple somersault of a film that makes no sense whatsoever, although in its best moments it is as much fun to watch as a death-defying circus act.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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An awkward hybrid of Asian and American film techniques.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's not often you find a movie as exciting and awful as Rumble in the Bronx.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rumble in the Bronx

While lacking in any effective plot, Rumble in the Bronx is one of those movies that tends to rely more on the action to really entertain the viewer, and in doing so, you can forget the plot, or any logic in what the screenwriters tried to do with its story. This is a prime example of a popcorn action film designed to thrill while using little substance in terms of story. The action is intense, and Jackie Chan does some great work here, and it doesn't take long for the action and chaos to start. If you enjoy a good, entertaining actioner, then Rumble in the Bronx is a good effort to check out. If you can get past the mediocre over dubs, then you might enjoy the film. The action is really what makes up for the other limitations, and in doing so, it showcases Jackie Chan's martial arts skills perfectly, which is very entertaining to watch. The direction is quite good, and the stunts are carefully handled to deliver a unique action experience. I very much enjoyed the film despite its flaws, and though I don't normally like Chan's work, he was very good here. Rumble in the Bronx is a film that should really be seen by genre fans, especially those who enjoy martial arts, as the rest of the film really doesn't gel together to create a great plot. The film is simple in its ideas, and so is the story and it can be summarized as Jackie Chan fights a gang of thugs for an hour and a half, which is exactly that. Rumble in the Bronx is far from perfect, but it's definitely lots of fun and for action fans, this surely will deliver exactly what you're looking for.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

Had 2 good stunts in it but as always the best bit is the Jackie Chan blooper reel at the end!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

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