Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Reviewed by: dragyn on 2001-02-18
Summary: Jackie Chan Doesn't Do His Best
OK. I am a big fan of Jackie Chan's movies, but even I have to admit that he really could have done better that "Rumble", although the fights are, of course, still good. The movie jumps about from idiotic plot-point to idiotic plot-point, without really establishing anything along the way apart from a few fight scenes. Chan himself is rubbery and elastic as usual, but he's getting just a little too old to play "cute" - he really needs to try another tack. The stunts are great, though. It kinda makes me wonder if maybe Chan was trying a little too hard to appeal to the American market, and made one of the soulless block-busters they make every day in the good ol' US of A. I think he should to making movies Hong Kong style...