By Glenn Kenny
Updated July 19, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Rumble in the Bronx

type
  • Movie

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-

Rumble in the Bronx

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 104 minutes
director
  • Stanley Tong

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