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April 8, 2017
Jackie Chan always wanted to prove that he could star in serious fare and not only action comedies. After Rumble in the Bronx (1995) proved a surprise hit in the US, Chan made this action-drama that never made it to American cinemas. (His return to action comedies proved a better career move and Rush Hour finally broke him through in the States in 1998). Here, Jackie plays a mechanic who works with the police to get illegally modified cars off the Hong Kong streets. He pisses off a criminal race car driver who kidnaps his sisters and challenges Jackie to a race (in Sendai, Japan) in order to get them released. There is a fair amount of hand-to-hand combat (but apparently Jackie used a stunt double in some scenes due to a sprained ankle); however, most of the action depends on fast moving cars that sometimes crash and blow up. I noticed in the credits that Sammo Hung was one of the stunt drivers (!?!). As usual with Jackie's films, the plot is secondary (and strains credibility) and the stunts are primary. They do hold one's attention but the decision to go "gritty" rather than "funny" means that the film suffers as a whole.
October 21, 2016
Un Jackie plus dramatique que d'habitude, moins comedie mais qui reste action tout le long quand meme. La scene dans le pachinko reste memorable.
½ December 14, 2015
Exciting film with lots of fun to watch stunts.
November 13, 2015
An oddly serious, confusing and unpleasant film from Chan. He plays a race car driver who works in the scrap business (for reasons I can't determine) and assists the police in combating illegal street racing (also for reasons I can't quite figure out). When he helps catch a notorious European racer, it sets up a personal vendetta between the two. The film is serious and very violent at times in a way that doesn't really work well for a film starring Chan. Since Chan was still nursing an injury from making "Rumble in the Bronx", this film contains precious little martial arts action, and for some of it, Chan had to use a stand-in.
½ October 23, 2015
Review:
Is there anything that Jackie Chan can't do? Maybe a decent comedy! Anyway, he now turns his death-defying abilities to drag racing were he plays a former racing car champion, fighting to put a stop to an illegal drag racing driver, Cougar (Thorsten Nickel) who has the cops in his pocket and a group of killers behind him. Jackie Chans life becomes in danger when he goes to the police to tell them about Cougars illegal racing and when Cougar is freed from jail, he targets Chan and his family for putting him in jail. He kidnaps 2 of Chans sisters because he wants to challenge Chan to a race, so with the help of a journalist and a wealthy sponsor, Chan puts together a team to build a perfect car for the race. With freeing his sisters in his mind, Chan prepares for the race which will prove whose the best, even with Cougars life threatening tactics and they hit the track for the final showdown. It's not the greatest of storylines but there are some decent action scenes. I'm not one for watching drag racing because I find it quite boring, so the showdown at the end wasn't that amazing either. The mixture of subtitles and English language, also made it a bit hard to concentrate on the plot but it's not over complicated like a lot of Jackie Chans movies that were made for a Western audience. The epic scenes with the containers were impressive, along with the stunts in the cars but from an entertainment point of view, I have seen much better movies from Jackie Chan. Average!

Round-Up:
This big budget movie from Gordon Chan, who brought you the Medallion, which also starred Chan and Fist of Legend which starred Jet Li, wasn't bad for an unknown movie from Chan but the guy who played the villain, Thorsten Nickel, was terrible. Chans acting wasn't bad, especially in that dramatic scene when he was in hospital but the whole drag racing concept became uninteresting after a while. On the whole, it's a watchable movie which hasn't got the unfunny comedy scenes which I have grown to dislike from Chan in the latter part of his career but he won't be remembered for it.

Budget: $30million
Worldwide Gross: N/A

I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/comedy/drama/martial arts movies starring Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen and Michael Wong. 3/10
January 27, 2014
Nem a legjobb Jackie Chan film.
October 6, 2013
this was fast and the furious and days of thunder asian style. i'm amazed at how they shot action movies back in the day without CGI. still a pretty bad movie though... bad acting, bad racing.
½ July 8, 2013
Kung fu car racing! ...That's all I have to say, really.
½ June 18, 2013
Sporting Martial Arts Drama Focusing On The World Of Motor Racing. Jackie Chan Dons A Helmet & Jumpsuit To Take On A Professional Driver Who Also Happens To Be A Gangster. Chan's Statement Lands The Villain In Jail & After Escaping Attacks Chan & Kidnaps Both Sisters. The Only Way To Get His Family Back Is To Race The Villain. An Adrenaline Fuelled Martial Arts Drama, That's Definitely Worth A Watch As Many Spectacular Stunts Are Pulled Off. Don't Pass By This Film, Just Looking At How It Failed At The Box Office This Is A Great Film.
½ February 20, 2013
A Jackie Chan movie still with cult value but focusses on action rather than humour, the latter of which is lacking, although the film is no less for the lack of it. It's not high brow by any means though.
May 6, 2012
The movie was very odd and violent to me, but Jackie Chan's actions sequences were, as always, amazing.
April 25, 2012
Friday, September 17, 2010

(1995) Thunderbolt
(In Chinese with English subtitles)

ACTION

Anybody aware about a Jackie Chan movie- don't bother to figure out the plot since it is as always built around with action sequences and comedy bits if their is ever a captivating story to be told! Jackie's racing with racing co- ordinator Frankie Chan (no relation). The silly plot was to showcase Jackie doing his thing which is stunts and extreme fighting except this one has a different style to it which doesn't appeal to everyone except that the stunts are still impressive and very hard to do, that half the action sequences of what Jackie does on this film would not be permitted to done in the US! Some of the highlights include Jackie racing a car with some incredible crashes including a crash head on to a tower, locked inside a cargo ship container, and more fights on a Mitsubushi auto factory! Plus in the Chinese version can have Jackie singing his own song including a him coming out of a burning car during the credits!

4/4
February 19, 2012
Man ved 100% hvad man får med de ældre Jackie Chan film. Massere af action :)
November 15, 2011
This wasn't one of Jackie's finest movies but it still fills you up with some badass fight scenes. The one gun fight was brutal. Close to being part of a John Woo movie. The racing seemed phoney looking like they used tricks to make it look faster then it was. Storyline lacked inspiration to care about anything and you end up just sitting there waiting for the next fight scene. Which the one in the casino I personally think is one of his finest.
July 27, 2011
Solid Chan movie! That is what I want to see from him.
½ February 20, 2011
This movie has so many things wrong about it. There aren't enough Jackie Chan stunt scenes and too much racing and that odd, dragging scene of the house being destroyed. It seemed like even the direction where it focuses on things that it shouldn't focus on with fights, stunts, any action. It was like an amateur director.

And with that, this movie is not worth watching except for one saving grace. The arcade fight is great. This alone is the only thing worth it and a great use of Jackie Chan filmmaking ingenuity. Just watch this scene and nothing else.
January 31, 2011
This wasn't one of Jackie's finest movies but it still fills you up with some badass fight scenes. The one gun fight was brutal. Close to being part of a John Woo movie. The racing seemed phoney looking like they used tricks to make it look faster then it was. Storyline lacked inspiration to care about anything and you end up just sitting there waiting for the next fight scene. Which the one in the casino I personally think is one of his finest.
½ January 30, 2011
Crazy stunt work!!! The casino fight sequence is one of the best fights I've seen!
January 13, 2011
A very good Chan's movie that I just discovered.

In this film, (reminding Fast & Furious series by moments; and it's not inspired by, as it's older than the 1st Fast &), Jackie shows some of the best choreopgraphies of fights that he never realized; and I say this having seen tens of movies with him, whom I like very much.
He's a great martial arts' artist, making himself all his stunts and fights, that he often create, and he's very funny and talented as an actor too.
October 3, 2010
Another hillarious Jackie Chan Movie with a bewichting Atmosphere, charming Charcters & breathteaking Races and Martial Arts
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