Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
Reviewed by: hokazak on 1999-12-09
A Capra-esque "feel good" 30s-style T/G comedy with Jackie Chan as the poor boy with a heart of gold who, though recently arrived in town, ends up being appointed mob boss through a series of accidents and coincidences. Egged on my nightclub singer Anita Mui, he ends up using the whole mob apparatus to do a good deed for a poor flower-vendor who wants to impress her daughter whom she hasn't seen in years... (The daughter - Gloria Yip - is due to wed a wealthy and important young man in the near future, so appearances are important....) The trademark Jackie Chan impressive action-comedy choreography is all there, but he doesn't really break new ground here, as far as I can see. It's a bit reminiscent of the feel of the Project A movies, but not quite as good - in my humble opinion.