Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)
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Crime Story (Zhong an zu) (New Police Story) (Police Dragon)
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 guilt-ridden over his participation in a recent shoot-out. He is absolved of wrong-doing by the force, however, and assigned to protect a major real estate developer. Despite Chan's best efforts, though, the man under his care is soon kidnapped. The criminals demand millions in payment from the developer's wife, and Chan takes it upon himself to try and foil… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"The imaginative fight and stunt sequences that fans have come to expect from Jackie Chan, while highly enjoyable, ultimately derail the film's credibility."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Chan acquits himself nicely in this dramatic role."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"It's all so... Jackie, and if you're a fan, you won't be disappointed."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"A slick, engaging police thriller and a curious but highly welcome change of pace for Jackie Chan."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"On the plus side, Chan gets a rare chance to show what a good dramatic actor he can be."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"Crime Story proves that even as he gets older and eschews his clown persona, Jackie Chan is an action star to reckon with. Fans will not be disappointed."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"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."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"Good serious piece for Jackie Chan"
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"This wasn't really a bad movie, it's just not Jackie Chan."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Four words. Underplayed boring Jackie Chan."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com