Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II)

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In this crime drama, set in Hong Kong, police officers begin a city-wide search for a psychotic killer. Along the way, they must also deal with their own personal and professional issues. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II)

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  • The film's paralytic self-seriousness fails to mesh with its outlandish characters and scenarios.

    Jun 2, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • Police Story 2 saves a lot of the action for the third act, and that third act is a doozy

    May 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • the dexterity of not just Chan's physicality, but his balancing of comedy and suspense and violence and intrigue is what makes his films so consistently enjoyable

    May 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If the comedy routines occasionally fall flat, there's nothing second-rate about the fights, falls and other stunt-dependent routines that are the bread and butter of this series.

    May 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Arresting fight scenes well orchestrated. Whatever area the fights take place in, everything in the vicinity will be used to fight with; whether it's a shoe, two small steps, or a sock - Chan will find a way to use them creatively during the fight.

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Police Story 2] features all of the hallmarks of a great Jackie Chan film - lots of crazy action, visually clear direction, and wacky sensibility that once again sees Chan taking on the spirit of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

    Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II)

  • Dec 09, 2013
    Basically the same as the first movie, but with less comedy.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2012
    The first Police Story was the film that launch Jackie Chan into super stardom showcasing his stunt-work and martial skills. Police Story 2 on the other hand focuses more on Chan acting abilities which helps this deviating sequel overcome it hiccups. Police Story 2 follows villain Mr. Ku plan of vengeance through a series of bombs that have been set off in Hong Kong, so its up to Jackie and his regulars to investigate. This entry in the Police Story series goes into a more serious tone over it predecessor which is wear most of it problems lies. Chan character has less emphasis on comedy and instead is given a more dramatic focus. A swift of tone for Chan character is both good and bad. Good for it develops Chan character as an intelligent hardworking, but selfish and flawed police officer. Bad for it drastically eliminates much needed humor to prevent this film from taking itself to serious to enjoy. The plot in general is average as best. It's simple and straightforward as an action movie can get. It contains the usual damsel in distress for Chan to save and a lack strong villains. What helps keeps the movie exciting are the stakes our main character always something to lose all the time. Our main hero is not invincible giving it more tension. The fight scenes in Police Story 2 though less from the first entry are well choreograph. One fight scene in particular being when Chan fights dozen of goons in a playground and improvises with the environment to his advantage. Jackie Chan delivers one of his best performances here showcasing more of his acting chops over his kung-fu. Chan knows how to portrays his character and contains the charisma to his character worth cheering for. The supporting cast as well, except the actors who portrayed the villains could have been better. The villains lack presence and is overall a hard sell to the audiences. Nevertheless despite it's sift of tone Police Story 2 packs enough excitement and action as one would expect from a good Chan film. Police Story 2 fails to live up to it predecessor standards, but is an enjoyable sequel. Police Story 2 is more driven by plot and is more focus on Chan's acting chops makes this a film worth viewing for any action fan or viewer in general.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • May 16, 2011
    A sequel that delivers more of the same that made the first movie so entertaining. Great fight sequences, painful stunts and some funny moments as well. Much of the same cast return too along with Jackie Chan's crew of fearless stuntmen. The excitement level just drops off a bit during the second half of the film, it could have done with being a bit shorter. A very worthy sequel overall.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2010
    Not at good as the first one, but you'll like this film if you're a fan of Jackie Chan or martial arts films in general. A few of the stunts in this film are pretty noteworthy, and the storyline is cool. My main problem is that Police Story 2 takes awhile to get off the ground...the abduction of the protagonist's girlfriend takes forever to occur, which is not good considering it's a catalyst for a huge portion of the storyline.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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