Jackie Chan directs himself, Maggie Cheung and Bill Tung in this Hong Kong action comedy where the naval marine is transferred to corrupt police precinct during a period of revolution.
Jackie’s The Untouchables with the loveable multi-hyphenate in period garb, being a beacon of honesty in a mire of bribes and even singing the theme song. If you’ve come for fights then this is a little disappointing. The emphasis is mainly on farce… with physicality replacing repartee. The finale contains the expected carnival of lethal stunts, with even future arthouse stalwart Maggie Cheung gamely putting her life at risk. Feels like a jumble of all the ideas they couldn’t find a home for in the first Project A but none of those ideas are unworthy of your entertainment receptors.
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