The Protector

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Total Count: 6


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,882
User image

The Protector Photos

Movie Info

In this high-kicking actioner, Jackie Chan plays a New York cop who is assigned to bust up a drug smuggling ring in Hong Kong before they send their next shipment to the Big Apple.

Watch it now


Jackie Chan
as Billy Wong
Danny Aiello
as Danny Garoni
Roy Chiao
as Mr. Ko
Victor Arnold
as Police Captain
Kim Bass
as Stan Jones
Richard Clarke
as Supt. Whitehead
Saun Ellis
as Laura Shapiro
Ronan O'Casey
as Police Commissioner
Paul L. Smith
as Mr. Booar
Bill Wallace
as Benny Garucci
Moon Lee
as Soo Ling
Sally Yeh
as Sally (uncredited)
Li Hai Sheng
as Wing (Hong Kong version) (uncredited)
View All

Critic Reviews for The Protector

All Critics (6)

  • The Protector wastes little time splattering blood all over the walls, but what's awkward is hearing Jackie use vulgarity so often. He says just about every cuss word you can think of and it just feels weird.

    Jan 18, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Tony Jaa's surname is actually shortened from "JAAAAAA!" which is the sound opponents make when he snaps their tendons, cracks their skulls and pops out their eyeballs in a whirlwind of Muay Thai mayhem.

    Sep 7, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Typical fun loving, acrobatic action Chan.

    May 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • Jackie Chan beats up people and things blow up....If it's good enough for you, the picture works.

    Jun 5, 2002 | Rating: 4/10

Audience Reviews for The Protector

  • Nov 15, 2009
    Watch only to inwardly scoff at a Hollywood that had no idea what they had in Jackie. Here he plays a gun-toting, foul-mouthed cop partnered with gun-toting, foul-mouthed Danny Aiello. Only redeeming value comes from Jackie's acrobatics and that the experience so disgusted him that he was inspired to make a cop movie of his own to show Hollywood how to make a REAL action movie. The result: Police Story. Fights/stunts: -------------- wearing a towel in a spa chasing a boat on foot over and through twisting Chinese canals final battle in dockhouse and on crane
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2008
    Jackie's worst, but still quite watchable. I can see why Chan ran back to Hong Kong screaming after this one.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2006
    Okay Jackie Chan actioner.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

The Protector Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features