Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)
Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon) (1993)

Internationally famed action star Jackie Chan tones down his usual martial arts pyrotechnics for a more traditionally dramatic role in this police drama. Crime Story finds Chan portraying a Hong Kong police detective, an honest cop… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
94%
Flixster
User Score
63%


Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley
Variety

Jackie Chan takes a career swerve with Crime Story, a dark-edged cop thriller in which the star's stunts play second fiddle to plot and mood.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The imaginative fight and stunt sequences that fans have come to expect from Jackie Chan, while highly enjoyable, ultimately derail the film's credibility.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Chan acquits himself nicely in this dramatic role.

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Time Out

Moody visuals, expertly paced montages and climactic sequences aboard a rusting sea-tanker and in a burning slum tenement all deliver above and beyond genre norms.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

A slick, engaging police thriller and a curious but highly welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan.

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Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

On the plus side, Chan gets a rare chance to show what a good dramatic actor he can be.

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Chris Sawin
Examiner.com

Crime Story is extremely gritty as the camera work always seems to make you feel like you're taking cover with Jackie or it'll be positioned right where someone's face gets slammed against a wall to make you feel every punch and every kick.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Good serious piece for Jackie Chan

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

This wasn't really a bad movie, it's just not Jackie Chan.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
A welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan, as he pulls off a dramatic role under the expert direction of Kirk Wong.
Joseph Eastmond
I enjoyed it, but wasn't fascinated by it.
JY Skacto
A typical Jackie Chan film that shows he is an actor and not just a stunt man.<p>The story is in the style of your ever-so-popular Hong Kong action… More
Patrick Dolan
Yup, Jackie Chan pulls off a serious role. Although even if he isn't being goofy he still comes off as a little rambunctious... like a puppy. Bottom Line:… More
Caesar Mendez
Jackie Chan is no doubt an icon of his own and is know for his good sense of humor. In Crime Story, Jackie Chan gives us his best dramatic performance ever in a… More
Christopher Brown
See Jackie's more serious side, plus he's in a film with the guy from the notorious Run and Kill!