Jackie Chan's First Strike

1996

Jackie Chan's First Strike

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Ever wondered what a James Bond movie might be like if (a) Bond was from Hong Kong, (b) he was too busy to chase women or drink martinis, and (c) he spent a lot more time kicking people? Well, Jackie Chan gives us an idea of what the results might be as he plays a superspy in this funny and fast-moving action saga. Jackie (Jackie Chan) is a top cop from Hong Kong whose services are enlisted by the American CIA to follow a woman named Natasha (Grishajeva Nonna) who is travelling to the Ukraine. Natasha is smuggling U.S. currency into the former Soviet Union -- enough of it that a terrorist named Tsui (Jackson Lou) has been able to purchase a nuclear warhead from the Russian Mafia on the black market. Joining forces with Russian intelligence, Jackie and Ukrainian agent Gregor (Yuri Petrov) follow Tsui's trail to Australia, where Annie (Chen Chun Wu), the terrorist's sister, works at an oceanic theme park and uses deadly sea creatures to protect the illegally-obtained warhead. As usual, narrative takes a back seat to Chan's peerless action sequences and stunt work, including a chase of snowboards, a battle with sharks, and a memorable fight in which Chan proves that a ladder can be a splendid strategic weapon. As with many of Chan's films, Police Story 4: First Strike has been released under a multitude of titles in different territories, including Jackie Chan's First Strike, Police Story 4: Piece of Cake, and Police Story 4: Story of the CIA. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Jackie Chan
as Sr. Insp. Chan Kwok Wing
Jackson Lou
as Jackson Tsui
Annie Wu
as Annie Tsui
Bill Tung
as 'Uncle' Bill Wong
Yuri Petrov
as Col. Gregor Yegorov
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Critic Reviews for Jackie Chan's First Strike

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (10)

  • Jackie Chan's First Strike is kung-foolishness of a very entertaining sort, and action fans will get a kick out of it.

    Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

    Carol Buckland

    CNN.com
    Top Critic
  • There's definitely more than three rings' worth of death-defying feats, high-flying slapstick and even a few well-trained animal acts.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4
  • All the action and laughs that one would expect from a Police Story film--or, for that matter, a Jackie Chan film--are in full view here.

    Dec 21, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The climactic shark-tank fight is a masterpiece of choreography

    Sep 7, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Jackie Chan's First Strike

  • Nov 08, 2012
    throw logic to the wind and you'll enjoy some impressive stunts. Jackie Chan is always enjoyable to watch even in he's lesser films. the action scenes are very impressive with the walking stunt man doing what he does best. the film sags a little once coming to Australia but don't let some bad dubbing get in the way. the end fight scene is quite funny but also quite silly and takes a lot of the focus of what has gone on before. I would have liked for the story to develop a little better but Chans films never really gave to much plotting. the film runs out of steam quite quickly but pulls itself back together by the end. I thought the film was interesting but definitely not something to watch over and over again
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2009
    First Strike, had gotten over four strike outs..so, it's less then a perfect hit, but passable.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2009
    After being a little disappointed with Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike was a great comeback from everyone's favourite martial artist/wannabe comic. As ever, it was the action and the jokes which moved the show along, and it delivered plenty - the huge fight scene in the aquarium and the ladder fight highlighting Jackie's infinite brilliance (and infinite pain tolerance, in the latter case - see the outtakes). And as for those koala underpants...well, some things you just need to see. A much better installment in the Jackie Chan legacy - not to mention that it was filmed Down Under, which as we all know is the greatest place on Earth :)
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2008
    Classic Jackie Chan movie.Some of the best stunts ever and some of the best fighting scenes ever.Without having to use graphics like most modern day films.This film is amazing for that fact that they actually put effort into this film.=)
    David J Super Reviewer

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