Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (Ji ji) (Miracles) (Black Dragon) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (Ji ji) (Miracles) (Black Dragon) Reviews

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March 25, 2015
Awesome Jackie Chan flick. It has this "Broadway play" flare to it with its hilarious characters..... and the rope factory fight scene..WoW!
July 14, 2014
campy chop sokky period pic and asian remake of frank capra pic who remade it 2x himself
½ May 16, 2014
To JC's fans will be a slight disappointment as there's only a few actions and more focus on drama and comedy but when the action comes,it's still can maintain the same jaw-dropping standard though not long.Plus,so many potential supporting cast, even some are comeo which genuinely makes the film and the comedy parts are enjoyable to watch.Today,we are hardly and rarely could find a strong female HK actress/singer like Anita Mui,loved the part she sings the classic song on the stage.
½ October 11, 2013
Good fight scenes, but the rest was a bit too silly.
May 26, 2013
The first Hong Kong made Jackie Chan film I saw. I was hooked instantly!
Super Reviewer
½ May 4, 2013
A truly touching story about creating a little miracle everyday.
March 15, 2013
A funny fast paced Chinese gangster movie with heart. And quite unique for being a Jackie Chan film.
½ January 19, 2013
Sweet production, original, but ultimately it doesn't do much for me sorry to say. Great action but not enough.
½ December 15, 2012
A little long, but good acting and somewhat funny
December 7, 2012
Would like to see at some stage.
December 5, 2012
This is also known as The Canton Godfather.
½ July 29, 2012
One of Jackie Chan's best. 'Nuff said.
March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012

(1989) Miracle/ Mr. Canton and Lady Rose
(In Chinese with English subtitles)

Jackie Chan's version of Frank Capra's 1961 version of "A Pocketful Of Miracles", starring Glenn Ford and Bette Davis which this version is way too long of a movie that's more than two hours containing two 10 minute action sequences and one of Chan's poorest received in terms of boxoffice in his native Hong Kong! As usual the story is dismissable which serves no purposed but to show some of Jackie's acting skills, and tried to minimalize his action skills focusing instead more on his acting because of a simple critism is that action is all Chan ever does! I advised that in order to check this one out, to use the 'fast forward' button while playing until the action scenes come on!

Footnote- this was also the film that got a stuntman killed!

This rating is based on the action only
3 out of 4
½ July 27, 2011
Good work with nice fights but in some parts to slow...
Super Reviewer
June 2, 2011
One of the few Chan movies that can stand on its own even if you excised the action sequences! Great period flavor of a 1930's gangster film is a faithful retelling of Frank Capra's Lady for a Day. Except with fistfights! Comedic situations and a musical number with the radiant Anita Mui occupy most of the screentime, but the few action set pieces are all among the best of Chan's career. In particular I love the fight in the tea room which features amazing choreography executed with balletic beauty & precision, and is funny to boot! Then there are the rickshaws and finally the incredible jaw-dropping & side-splitting battle at the rope factory. Now that's entertainment!

Ranks #7 among my all-time favorite Jackie Chan flicks.
½ February 7, 2011
Many fine Chinese performances in this silly, action martial arts and humorous film. Lots of great stunts, some annoying characters but the story is the main part that makes the film interesting.
½ April 2, 2010
The fights are awesome - among the best action scenes I've seen. The story, however, is uncreative, and the comedy scenes (I watched the original version) are far too long and way too boring.
January 25, 2010
I love Jackie Chan but this movie nt so much. This movie was made worse by the fact that it was a Chinese remake of an American movie. It didn't work. The characters were over the top (and that's a lil' but of a cultural difference) and the plot was lack luster. The fighting was of course the best thing about the movie. It was innovative and as always with Jackie Chan something that keeps you intrigued. If anything the movie is worth a watch because of these scenes unfortunately they often don't come soon enough at times.
January 19, 2010
Im Gegensatz zum ‚??echten‚?? Godfather hatte Wah Kuo (Jackie Chan) in seinem Leben viel vor ‚?? den Vorsitz √ľber ein Verbrechersyndikat zu √ľbernehmen war allerdings nicht dabei. Dennoch kam es wie es kommen musste, was aufgrund des gelungenen und von Jackie Chan mitverfassten Drehbuchs f√ľr eine Menge slapstickhafte Komik sorgt und den Zuschauer die gesamte Laufzeit von 122 Minuten zu unterhalten wei√?. Spannend ist hierbei vor allem, dass die Kampf- und Actionszenen hier recht h√§ufig platziert wurden und allesamt sehr gut ausgefallen sind (immerhin zeigt sich auch Jackie Chans Stuntschule f√ľr die Choreografie verantwortlich, sodass Langeweile nicht einmal die Chance hat, aufzutauchen.

Einzig schade ist, dass der Film vor seiner deutschen Erstver√∂ffentlichung stark gek√ľrzt wurde, sodass die getestete ungek√ľrzte deutsche DVD einige Szenen als kantonesische Originalfassung und mit deutschen Untertiteln enth√§lt ‚?? ab der ca. 40. Minute sogar knappe 10 Minuten am St√ľck.

Dennoch ist ‚??Canton Godfather‚?? ein witziger und unterhaltsamer Film aus Hong Kong, der mit einer Menge Action und tollen Stunts angereichert genau das bietet, was man von einem Jackie Chan Film bietet. Bemerkenswert ist, dass Chan es trotz der Vielzahl an produzierten Filmen immer wieder schafft, seine Produktionen mit neuen Elementen anzureichern.
½ December 18, 2009
Another good film starring JC with the same formula of comedy and martial arts action sequences.
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