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Police Story(警察故事)

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Hong Kong

1985

Rated PG-13 • 1h 40m

Director Jackie Chan

Starring Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Bill Tung

Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

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Jackie Chan directs and stars in this laugh out loud martial-arts comedy about a virtuous Hong Kong police inspector who must clear his name after he is framed for murder. Packed wall-to-wall with daredevil action, charming slapstick comedy, and epic fight choreography, this film elevated Jackie Chan to a worldwide icon.

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75

Slant Magazine by

Like many of the most compelling martial-arts movies, the Police Story films more closely resembles a dance picture than any kind of action blockbuster, with meticulously choreographed fight sequences standing in for fan-baiting musical numbers.
80

CineVue by Christopher Machell

The film that made Jackie Chan an international star, Police Story fully embodies the martial artist’s spirit of entertainment – equal parts endearing, goofy and packed with eye-popping kung fu action.
90

Los Angeles Times by Justin Chang

A brazen mix of head-through-the-glass violence and pie-in-the-face slapstick, with a dash of Capra-esque working-class comedy for good measure, Police Story is remarkably seamless in tone and execution.
60

Empire by Kim Newman

The fantastic action scenes featuring Chan in his pomp are slightly let down by comic overkill.
83

The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

Action geeks who rented Police Story on VHS back in the early ’90s could tell when the good parts were going to start, because that’s when the tracking would get fuzzy, from all the previous renters rewinding and re-watching the same scenes, over and over.

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