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Rumble in the Bronx

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Rumble in the Bronx

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
104 minutes
performer:
Jackie Chan, Anita Mui
director:
Stanley Tong
author:
Edward Tang
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

When Jackie Chan’s first widely distributed Hong Kong movie played U.S. theaters, it was a real kick seeing the irrepressible, energetic hero win over a houseful of jaded action fans, who first scoffed at the rampant corniness but then got caught up in the rush of the actor’s goofily optimistic charm and innovative stunt work. At home, you can replay Rumble in the Bronx‘s stunts, pondering just how (not to mention why) the stunt-double-eschewing Chan does them. But even if you’re watching all by yourself, the silly story of Chan enlisting a bunch of unconvincing New York roughnecks to bring down jewel thieves can still deliver an exhilarating jolt of adrenaline. A-

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