Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Directed by Stanley Tong

Starring Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Fran├žoise Yip, Bill Tung

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Jackie is tough! The choreography is simply amazing. No, it’s badass. So damn real. And even the fake stuff (blood) looks real. Fast-paced music and great camerawork really helps the action scenes. I like the way the film teases you by hinting at the fight scene which might break out at any moment but doesn’t always occur. Shouldn’t he be able to kick doors down?

Decent story, which is more than you usually find in movies like this. Same formula as Bruce Lee, only done better, I feel. A visitor from Hong Kong or China comes to America and is confronted by gangesters and lowlifes. He fights to defend himself and earn respect. He can be goofy and charming one minute and then a complete badass the next. The action is non-stop, and the comedy is really good. Nice to see some of that risky Black/Asian comedy. Kind of a cheesy ending, but the outtakes are great.

All around the acting is pretty mediocre and just as distracting as the horrible acting of Lee’s day. His girlfriend was hot.

Nice intro shot and music.

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