Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)

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Jackie Chan directs himself and fellow martial arts superstar Sammo Hung in the action film Jackie Chan's Project A. Chan plays a 19th century Coast Guard office who must defend Hong Kong's borders from a variety of smugglers and undesirables. As is usually the case, Chan performs all of his own stunts during the film.

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Critic Reviews for Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)

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  • Famous for the scene in which the acrobatic Chan, cornered by pirates, is left hanging by a clock's minute hand, this is a rumbustiously entertaining caper set in Hong Kong at the turn of the century.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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  • Considered by many to be Chan's best picture, this action-comedy-adventure successfully mixes elements of Bruce Lee and Buster Keaton.

    Jun 1, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Terrific Jackie Chan outing.

    Oct 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
  • The chance to see Jackie and his team at the peak of their powers and the absence of a Chris Tucker or Owen Wilson.

    Jul 22, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This one has even less use for plot than Armour of God, and displays much more intricately choreographed slapstick, demonstrating that Chan sees himself as much a physical comedian as a martial arts action star.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Shot before Chan had broken every bone in his body twice, the spry Chan had such agility and quickness it's truly frightening to watch.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)

  • May 04, 2013
    Project A is an ambitious project indeed, in which Chan himself did all the stunts including falling off from a balcony three times. Project A is witty, filled with slapsticks and innocently playful. A must watch for fans of Jackie Chan.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 28, 2012
    I'm an absolute elitist when it comes to watching movies in their original language. I can't stand it when I have to watch a dubbed version of a film. The issues I have with it basically have to do with the voice over not matching up to what's going on on-screen. Sometimes the voice-overs are so bad that I end up disliking the movie because of it. In this movie I made an exception for the shitty dubbing, and let me tell you it was pretty terrible, but it's not like the movie had such dynamic acting that it would've made much of a difference. And since the story itself is very cheesy, the bad voice over only added to its charm. Thankfully there are some awesome action scenes to more than make up for what it lacks. Jackie Chan, and his stunt team, did some incredible shit back in the day. It was a very fast paced and physical fighting style. Guys would get dropped on their back from considerable heights. There was the scene at the clock tower, and I don't know how this was put together, if Jackie actually fell from the top of the tower to the floor, but he fell RIGHT on the top of his head. I really doubt he actually fell from that height, the fall would have been over 20 feet, since a fall like that on top of his head would most likely cripple a man. And he's not even the only one to do such dangerous stunts, there are several times where I flinched because I thought a man had been killed, not literally of course, but I most certainly thought some of them had been greatly injured. It's actually amazing, because Jackie Chan had a relatively long career doing these dangerous stunts. Granted, it's come back to bite him in the ass now, since his body is pretty much broken down. But yea the point is, the stunts in this film were pretty incredible and the fight scenes were fantastic. Especially the last fight between the evil pirate and several of the good guys. I imagine a scene like that had to be re-done a bunch of times with the fast pace that all guys were fighting at. But at least the scene plays out very smoothly and very exciting. Of course the movie does mix in physical comedy as well, and it's welcome in this type of movie. So really a very cheesy and corny plot, and shitty voice overs, keep this from being a very good movie but it's still a lot of fun to watch.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2011
    Jackie Chan is no doubt the king of action/comedy movies and Project A is a perfect example of the action/comedy genre. It's a Jackie Chan movie, so the plot is simple and easy to follow and develops over time. Simply put it Hong Kong troublesome Navy is going up against pirates. The story gets better as the movie progress with a good blend of drama, action, and classic Jackie Chan movie humor in it. As you can except from any good Jackie Chan movie, the martial arts are well choreographed and fun to watch. It has enough martial art sequences to keep any viewer interest. Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung make a great team in this movie and it's just magic when they work together. Project A is a fun action/comedy movie that delivers the action, the drama, and the comedy in a well paced and entertaining movie.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2008
    Intence and funny, with loads of great action.
    The M Super Reviewer

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