Smithers Ranks JACKIE CHAN

Final Chan-tasy?

  • Police Story

    1.Police Story

    ★★★★★

    Light misogyny balanced by immediate comeuppance. More broken glass than you've ever seen in your life. 

  • The Young Master

    2.The Young Master

    ★★★★★

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  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    3.The Legend of Drunken Master

    ★★★★

    Incredible commitment from Chan. The stunts in this film are definitely a league above his police cinema, including the fact that he climbs through a bed of fire. Really enjoyed this one.

  • Police Story 3: Super Cop
  • Hand of Death

    5.Hand of Death

    ★★★½

    One of Chan's earlier films on his rise to fame. According to his book, he was knocked completely unconscious during one of the numerous well choreographed (but long) fight scenes. Repetitive score is 70s goodness and it's a satisfying kung fu chew from John Woo.

  • Wheels on Meals

    6.Wheels on Meals

    ★★★

    Two skateboarding brothers in Spain get duped and jam to a decent soundtrack. 6/10

  • Police Story 2

    7.Police Story 2

    ★★½

    A little too preaching and sober for the thin plot but the playground fight scene is one of the best ever. May is a treasure. Quite a few negative marks for mocking a deaf mute. Meh.

  • Fearless Hyena
  • Heart of Dragon

    9.Heart of Dragon

    ★★½

    The notes for this film reportedly contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A surprisingly touching drama with a long slow motion scene of a man rolling down a hill and shots of a sad Jackie Chan behind bars.

  • Island of Fire

    10.Island of Fire

    ★½

    Minimal Jackie Chan, maximum meandering plot lines. 

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