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Supercop (1992)

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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 46
Fresh: 44 | Rotten: 2

Blending hand-to-hand combat with breathtaking stunts and slapstick comedy, Supercop reminds us why Jackie Chan is one of the world's great entertainers.

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Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 1

Blending hand-to-hand combat with breathtaking stunts and slapstick comedy, Supercop reminds us why Jackie Chan is one of the world's great entertainers.

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A Hong Kong detective fights to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Jan 13, 2009

Miramax

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (44) | Rotten (2) | DVD (5)

If you're tired of burned-out coppers in Hollywood's blockbusters, try this offbeat hero from Hong Kong.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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To watch Jackie Chan, Hong Kong's king of kung fu comedy, in the fresh and exhilarating Super Cop is like watching Douglas Fairbanks Sr. or one of the silent era clowns in one of their biggest hits.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Sly and Schwartzy, eat your hearts out. Chan's the man.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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The most powerful starring role for a woman this summer? My vote goes to Michelle Khan in this garish, frenetic, and funny chopper from Rumble in the Bronx director Stanley Tong.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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All this is executed with a good deal of panache, if not originality, by stunt coordinator Stanley Tong.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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With martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, older may be better.

January 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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This is riotous fun throughout.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

A movie that shows Chan in top form.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

By its second half, Supercop cranks up into such an extravaganza of fighting, blowing things up, spin-kicking, punch throwing and death-defying that it all but takes your breath out of your lungs and packs it up for shipment to Hong Kong.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

The final half-hour makes it all worthwhile, and what makes Chan's work continually astonishing is that the actor does all his own stunts.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's not my favorite Jackie Chan film, but it's still a good one.

January 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's a blast to watch the action sequences, which offer more than just hand-to-hand martial arts.

March 5, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Supercop isn't art, but it sure is great junk food.

September 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Chan's daredevil persona creates a fun but never graphically violent action movie. [published 7-26-96]

December 27, 2004 Full Review
Kansas City Kansan

Don't go into this film expecting a lot of deep meaning or heavy emotions, but if you like action films you will be entertained.

May 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

One of Chan's best. The fantastic Michelle Khan upstages him beautifully.

March 18, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Few will argue that this is one of Chan's best films; I say it's the best.

February 21, 2003
New Times

Supercop is punctuated with action sequences not even the Bond films can touch.

August 30, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The plot is nothing more than an excuse for the series of spectacular action sequences in which Chan shows both his physical skills and great sense of humour.

August 16, 2002 Full Review
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A muddy script structure and some very weak attempts at comedy hamper the flow of the film...

June 12, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC.com

Audience Reviews for Supercop

Great action, amazing stunt work. With a cast of Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Chung and Jackie Chan, it's hard not to enjoy.
June 9, 2012
kenstachnik

Super Reviewer

Some of the best action sequences you will find in any movie. One of the high marks in both Jackie and Michelle's career.
August 12, 2011
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Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

One the Jackie Chan Movies I hate to say it bored me
December 12, 2009
ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Depending on your whereabouts in the world, this film may go under any one of the following titles: Supercop 2 (USA), Once a Cop, Police Story 3 Part 2, Police Story 4: Project S, Police Story V, Project S (UK), Supercop (also UK). Whatever the title, do not be fooled into thinking that this is a Jackie Chan film; yes, he does appear in the movie, but only briefly and in a scene that has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the film.

Michelle Yeoh, however, plays the same character as she did in Police Story 3 (which was known as Supercop in the US and did star JC?are you keeping up?), a hard-as-nails mainland Chinese cop named Yang. She is called to Hong Kong to lend her expertise and assist in the apprehension of a gang of Chinese criminals who are pulling heists right left and centre and peeing-off the local cops.

The police operations are going swimmingly until Yang recognises one of the criminals as Cheng Feng, her boyfriend from China who left for HK to find his fortune, and the two become reacquainted under somewhat difficult circumstances.

With a decidedly routine plot, Project S needed to be something special in the action department in order to compensate, but despite some cracking fight action towards the end, there is far too much quiet time spent between bouts. The action is also geared towards gun-play rather than martial arts, so those expecting a full on fight-fest will be disappointed. That is not to say that Yeoh and co-stars don't display some wonderful skills from time to time; the high kicking action is pretty good when it happens?it just doesn't happen often enough.

The final half an hour, which has the gang attempt a daring bank robbery, offers the best dose of action, with Yang going up against a foe twice her size (and kicking ass, of course!).

Director Stanley Tong and star Michelle Yeoh have both made far better films than this, but if your expectations are not set too high, you may find Project S a reasonable way to spend your time (although 105 minutes was a tad too long for me!).
October 15, 2009
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