Rumble in the Bronx
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After years as a major star in most of the rest of the world, Jackie Chan finally broke through to stardom in the United States with Rumble in the Bronx, a dubbed and re-edited version of Hung Fan Kui. Here Chan plays Keung, a police officer from Hong Kong who travels to New York to attend the wedding of his uncle, Bill (Bill Tung). Bill has just sold his grocery store to Elaine (Anita Mui), and Keung finds Elaine to be a pretty good reason to extend his visit to New York. However, a mean-spirited and fashion-challenged street gang has moved into the neighborhood and is demanding protection… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Chan's insistence on his own fallibility and vulnerability, taken with virtuoso scenes like the fight involving 101 domestic appliances, shows why he means more to his countless fans than six US action stars put together."
‑ , Time Out
"The fun of Rumble in the Bronx is watching Chan build up one inventive and off-the-wall action scene after another."
‑ Sean Means,
"I've seen Jackie Chan movies in Cantonese with no subtitles, and it's easy to shake off the plot that you don't understand and just root for the good guys. The same goes here."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Some dizzyingly exciting action marks Chan's stateside debut."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Great fun despite cheap, shoddy production and dubbing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"It's light on plot and character, but the stunts are well staged."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
‑ Bruce Reid,
"Yes, the production values for support acting, dubbing, and photography are marginal, at best. But, the stunts and action sequences are a breath of fresh air when compared to the bloated, hi-tech Hollywood actioners we're seeing."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A daft, but hugely enjoyable gangster romp."
‑ , Film4
"It's Jackie Chan delivering tasty kung fu smackdown. As long as that's what you go in looking for, you won't be disappointed."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"For once a film's ad line has a whiff of truth about it: 'No Fear. No Stuntman. No Equal.'"
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The whole point is Jackie Chan - and, like Astaire and Rogers, he does what he does better than anybody."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Great action strung together by the weakest of plots."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Whoever demands three-dimensional characters, thoughtful exploration of some important issues or even some semblance of plot from a movie should never watch Rumble in the Bronx."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"It's really complicated: see, there's these bad guys... and then Jackie Chan beats the crap out of them."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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