Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon) (1993)

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Movie Info

This thriller is probably most notable for its personnel: international superstar Jackie Chan and Kirk Wong, a Hong Kong action director who broke through to Hollywood in the 1998 American film The Big Hit. Chan portrays Inspector Eddie Chan, who must investigate the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman. While Chan hunts down the kidnappers, things complicate further when it is revealed that a high-ranking police officer (Kent Cheng) is part of the conspiracy. Chan's dramatic turns in this film are a strong departure from his usual slapstick comedy, and the film's action emphasizes traditional gunfights over his kung-fu acrobatics.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Golden Harvest Company

Cast

Jackie Chan
as Inspector Eddie Chan
Ken Lo
as Ng Kwok-yan
Kent Cheng
as Hung
Auyeung Pui-san
as Mrs. Wong
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Critic Reviews for Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Examiner.com

The imaginative fight and stunt sequences that fans have come to expect from Jackie Chan, while highly enjoyable, ultimately derail the film's credibility.

Full Review… | June 4, 2010
TV Guide

A slick, engaging police thriller and a curious but highly welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan.

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
DVDTalk.com

Good serious piece for Jackie Chan

September 19, 2004
About.com

Audience Reviews for Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)

½

Jackie Chan is no doubt an icon of his own and is know for his good sense of humor. In Crime Story, Jackie Chan gives us his best dramatic performance ever in a unrecognized classic. In Crime Story, Chan plays a special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate, but when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, Chan teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case...even though he suspects the detective is the crime's true mastermind! Obviously this make one interesting story as I kept finding myself more and more invested into the movie as the plot developed. Though I think people will be disappointed for the lack of martial arts and a lack of Jackie Chan signature humor in this movie. I have to say, for the few action sequences it has they sure were memorable. There a car chase, explosion, and Jackie Chan gun fight in building that's burning shouldn't disappoint Jackie Chan fans and action fans. Now since this is based around a true crime, I respect the way the film crew handle this story and did a good job of it. While I may not know exactly what happened, it respects the material is base on. Crime Story is a can't miss for Jackie Chan fans, while it may be different from most of his movies, you won't be disappointed.

Caesar Mendez
Caesar Mendez

Super Reviewer

I enjoyed it, but wasn't fascinated by it.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

A welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan, as he pulls off a dramatic role under the expert direction of Kirk Wong.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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