Rumble in the Bronx Reviews

September 7, 2011
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
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.
January 28, 2004
It's light on plot and character, but the stunts are well staged.
February 13, 2001
For once a film's ad line has a whiff of truth about it: 'No Fear. No Stuntman. No Equal.'
January 1, 2000
Chan, doing everything at once including all his own stunts, has an infectious energy that will help to remind you why you love movies.
January 1, 2000
The fun of Rumble in the Bronx is watching Chan build up one inventive and off-the-wall action scene after another.
January 1, 2000
The very medium of the moving picture exists to create the suspension of disbelief, and there is no greater live performer than Chan to make us believe you can beat up a street gang with a linen jacket and refrigerators.
January 1, 2000
Awe-inspiring.
January 1, 2000
It's not often you find a movie as exciting and awful as Rumble in the Bronx.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
As the star cheerfully camouflages massive bandages on a twisted ankle, we also get a glimpse of just how far Chan is willing to go to please his audience.
January 1, 2000
You can smirk at Rumble and deny its pedigree with some justification, as long as you concede that it's 10 times more fun to watch than Before and After and Mary Reilly put together.
January 1, 2000
Unlike most action stars, Chan understands acting. His face is as flexible as his body, and, when he's moving, he's like a violent, supercharged combination of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Buster Keaton.
January 1, 2000
An awkward hybrid of Asian and American film techniques.
January 1, 2000
The whole point is Jackie Chan - and, like Astaire and Rogers, he does what he does better than anybody.
January 1, 2000
More than a martial arts whiz, the 41-year-old Chan possesses the comic timing of a born clown, the grace of a Broadway hoofer and the daredevil bravado of an Evel Knievel.
January 1, 2000
As the guy who cleans up a ghetto, helps a crippled kid and does battle with a rampaging Hovercraft, Chan shows off the muscle of a superhero and the charm of a deft comedian.