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An entertaining Jackie Chan stunt-fest in which the impressive action sequences overcome the low production value and by-the-numbers plot.
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Chan's insistence on his own fallibility and vulnerability, taken with virtuoso scenes like the fight involving 101 domestic appliances, shows why he means more to his countless fans than six US action stars put together.
It's light on plot and character, but the stunts are well staged.
For once a film's ad line has a whiff of truth about it: 'No Fear. No Stuntman. No Equal.'
A giddy triple somersault of a film that makes no sense whatsoever, although in its best moments it is as much fun to watch as a death-defying circus act.
An awkward hybrid of Asian and American film techniques.
It's not often you find a movie as exciting and awful as Rumble in the Bronx.
Let me state now, Rumble is a great movie and the Bronx never looked better. It also contains some of the best scenes of a hovercraft rampaging in city traffic ever filmed.
Rumble in the Bronx is the type of movie that you watch simply for the sheer enjoyment of it. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the blast!
I've seen Jackie Chan movies in Cantonese with no subtitles, and it's easy to shake off the plot that you don't understand and just root for the good guys. The same goes here.
Yes, the production values for support acting, dubbing, and photography are marginal, at best. But, the stunts and action sequences are a breath of fresh air when compared to the bloated, hi-tech Hollywood actioners we're seeing.
Great action strung together by the weakest of plots.
Some dizzyingly exciting action marks Chan's stateside debut.
While lacking in any effective plot, Rumble in the Bronx is one of those movies that tends to rely more on the action to really entertain the viewer, and in doing so, you can forget the plot, or any logic in what the screenwriters tried to do with its story. This is a prime example of a popcorn action film designed to thrill while using little substance in terms of story. The action is intense, and Jackie Chan does some great work here, and it doesn't take long for the action and chaos to start. If you enjoy a good, entertaining actioner, then Rumble in the Bronx is a good effort to check out. If you can get past the mediocre over dubs, then you might enjoy the film. The action is really what makes up for the other limitations, and in doing so, it showcases Jackie Chan's martial arts skills perfectly, which is very entertaining to watch. The direction is quite good, and the stunts are carefully handled to deliver a unique action experience. I very much enjoyed the film despite its flaws, and though I don't normally like Chan's work, he was very good here. Rumble in the Bronx is a film that should really be seen by genre fans, especially those who enjoy martial arts, as the rest of the film really doesn't gel together to create a great plot. The film is simple in its ideas, and so is the story and it can be summarized as Jackie Chan fights a gang of thugs for an hour and a half, which is exactly that. Rumble in the Bronx is far from perfect, but it's definitely lots of fun and for action fans, this surely will deliver exactly what you're looking for.
Very average stuff for Jackie standards, good fights and stunts. This introduced the man to America, which ended up being a cursed bless in many ways.
this is one of my 2 or 3 favorite jackie chan flicks. it really turned me on to martial arts films and the action sequences were truly amazing. i liked chan better before he got too big in america.
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