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Rumble in the Bronx (Hong faan kui) (1995)

  Directed by: Stanley Tong
Written by: Fibe Ma, Edward Tang
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Bill Tung, Françoise Yip
Links: Rumble in the Bronx on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 7.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"Now with an extra wedding scene" - a review by timchuma

As this movie has been out for ages in general release I'll just talk about the 'extra footage' I noticed and some other issues I want to mention.

There is meant to be 17 minutes of extra footage in this new version, but most of it must be a minute here or there as the longest new sequence was Uncle Bill's wedding. The other difference is the dialogue (Cantonese) which probably has been extended.

Another thing I want to talk about are the baddies in Jackie Chan films. Why are they so dumb? Why did they keep having to smash up the same supermarket? Surely once would be enough to make a point.

As usual there are two classes of baddie in this film: the ordinary thugs which Jackie spends most of the time fighting and the powerful gangsters, who are saved until near the end. Did I mention there was an all-powerful crime boss also?

Jackie must have a problem ending his films of late as they always seem to feature him driving some sort of large vehicle to smash stuff up and get the baddies:

  • Police Story 3 (1992): Train
  • Rumble in the Bronx: Hovercraft
  • Police Story 4: First Strike (1996): Sports car
  • Mr. Nice Guy (1997): Big Yellow Truck

It was still good to see again though.

timchuma gives this movie 7 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 7 Feb 2005

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