High Risk


High Risk

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In this action comedy from Hong Kong, Jet Li plays Kit, a former cop whose family was killed by a bodyguard. No longer interested in serving with the police force, Kit gets a job as a bodyguard for Frankie (Jacky Cheung), a Hong Kong action movie star famed for doing all his own stunts. However, the truth is Frankie is often too drunk to do anything especially complicated, and Kit starts stepping into his shoes when things get complicated. When a gang of jewel thieves stage a daring robbery in a hotel where Frankie and his high society friends are throwing a party, it's up to Kit to save the day. Many Hong Kong movie aficionados were amused by the character of Frankie, which was widely seen as a parody of top HK star Jackie Chan.

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Jet Li
as Kit Li
Jacky Cheung
as Frankie Lone
Charlie Cho
as Charlie
Valerie Chow
as Fai-Fai
Chingmy Yau
as Reporter
Ma Wu
as Frankie's Father
Wang Xiao
as ''Doctor''
Tuan Wai-Lun
as Commander
Kwan Sau Mei
as Lee Git's Wife
Li Lik-chee
as Lai Siu Tin
Yuen Tak
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for High Risk

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

  • You have to appreciate a director who can open a comedy film by toasting two dozen schoolkids in an exploding bus.

    May 19, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for High Risk

  • Mar 31, 2011
    I'm not sure this one would actually qualify as a martial arts genre film -- definitely not typical. A lot of Jet Li rolling around on the floor JUST faster than badly-aimed, opposition-party bullets -- and a whole lot more of Jet Li firing many, many Uzis rather than giving the old, say for instance, boot-to-the-face <i>etal</i> kinda whushu-butt-kicking stuff . . . <p> BUT: It's Jet Li, sooooo . . . And have you ever seen an elevator-sized car take an elevator ride like that? Possibly not, yes? Whooohooo! <p> My for-real flixster friends already know that this one will get no fewer than three stars from me. And so it goes : ) <p> Arbitrary, I hear some say. <p> Not, I say. <p> A year after <i>Speed</i>, eh? No problem: It's not as egregious as, maybe, Martin Scorsese's ripping off of <i>Infernal Affairs</i>. <p>Yes? <p> Think about one of my future-wife possibilities, Sandra Bullock's, line: "You didn't leave me alone." Keanu Reeves does his best acting with the come-back line about not needing to be anywhere else . . . <p>No, really, please actually think about Sandra Bullock's line -- and not because she's stunningly good-looking -- especially now for someone who's grown into 46 or 47 years old : ) <p> Pretty heavy movie cross-referential influence, wouldn't you say? Not being left alone. Yes? No? Blowing up bus? <p>Yes! Great movie, accordingly : ) <p> Ripping off intellectual property seems to be a movie industry standard nowadays. So WTBorat. This one is a great Hollywood-gets-reverse-ripped-off.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2008
    An unusual Jet Li flick - plenty of action but SOOOO funny as well - co-star Jacky Cheung is a crack - up!!! A great movie with some superb action scenes!!!
    Khris N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2007
    Like Die Hard if John McTiernan despised Jackie Chan. Overall, a pretty fun action film.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2007
    Extravaganza of Hong Kong's <i>Die Hard</i> movie.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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