Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985)
Critic Consensus: Blending brilliant physical comedy with thrillingly choreographed set pieces, Police Story makes a persuasive case for Jackie Chan as one of the all-time genre greats.
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Critic Reviews for Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
It's the joy of watching Chan, a Buster Keaton of kickboxing, hurling himself into every stunt with total commitment, astounding athleticism and oddly unflappable, shaggy-haired grace.
Chan seems to do everything he can think of to ingratiate himself with viewers.
One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films.
The likeable and graceful Chan directs, sings and performs jaw-dropping stunts. Few of his American or Austrian rivals attempt a fraction of that.
In the course of the story, about drug traffickers, Mr. Chan gets three separate birthday cakes thrown into his face, and participates in several elaborately staged gun fights and car chases.
Audience Reviews for Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
With enough humor and solidity in its story, Jackie Chan's Police Story is an authentic Chinese cinematic product. With its groundbreaking action and naturally-performed stunts from the superstar martial artist himself, the film was a step ahead of its time and made for an outstanding performance. 4/5
A solid 80's Chan flick that has all his trademark humor, great fight choreography, and some pretty amazing stunts. Some of it is slow-going, but the "wow" scenes (especially a near constant series of fights and stunts near the end) definitely make it worth seeing for any Jackie Chan fan.
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