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

This thriller is probably most notable for its personnel: international superstar Jackie Chan and Kirk Wong, a Hong Kong action director who broke through to Hollywood in the 1998 American film The Big Hit. Chan portrays Inspector Eddie… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 1993
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

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

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

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

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

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

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: 65% 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.
Stephen Skudlarek
Surprisingly dark for a jackie chan movie. More violent and with more of a focus on gunplay than any of his other films. The intro with the cops versus the… More
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
Joseph Eastmond
I enjoyed it, but wasn't fascinated by it.
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
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