Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…
They destroyed his life... Now he'll destroy them all.
Iron Zhao aka Steelhead, a truck repairman from China's Northeast, and settles down as an illegal immigrant in Tokyo. After a series of run-ins with the Yakuza, he rises to power as the Don of Chinese illegal immigrants. However, things get out of control when he's foolish enough to believe in clean getaways in a world that offers none, and soon comes to seal his own fate.
In "Shinjuku Incident" Jackie Chan plays an illegal chinese immigrant setting over to Tokyo to find his former girlfriend. He takes on low paying jobs and minor criminal activities until he meets a pretty society lady. After one of his friends gets brutally assaulted he starts a major criminal career and takes on the local mob.
For at least the first hour or so I thought that this was going to turn out to be a chinese remake of "Scarface". Over all I still think I was right, but the second half goes far enough in the direction of "The Yellow Sea" to present a somewhat fresh take on the storyline. Watching a serious crime drama starring Jackie Chan is…
esta película demuestra que es posible ver a jackie chan y no emocionarse. un logro
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[carta abierta a blockbuster méxico].
me han rentado una película de hong kong doblada al español y sin opción de escuchar el audio original con subtítulos. asumo que si están en este negocio es porque son expertos en cine, por lo que deberían saber que una experiencia cinematográfica cambia por completo cuando no sucede en el audio original --y, peor, cuando las voces en español son un desastre infinito.
no tendría que ser yo, un simple consumidor, quien tenga que decirles esto, pero así fue y espero reparen el daño hecho. ¿cómo? ustedes sabrán.
gabriel lara villegas, socio distinguido.
Despite this Yakuza thriller featuring the reasonably novel hook of illegal Chinese immigration at the centre of the story it doesn’t stop it from being a rather poor example in an already overcrowded genre. Jackie Chan stars as a Chinese immigrant looking for his girlfriend in Japan. Over the course of the film he becomes involved in the criminal underworld whilst still attempting to act with honour and honesty.
Sadly, Chan’s casting doesn’t work. This is a drama rather than an action film and frankly Chan isn’t good enough to carry the more emotional moments. The fact he is one of the better actors in the film makes things even worse. The moralising is heavy-handed, the characters are one-dimensional and…
"Shinjuku Incident" is an action thriller starring Jackie Chan, without any of his trademark humour and martial arts, but it's all the more impressive for it.
Jackie plays an illegal chinese immigrant in Tokyo and the first 50 minutes paint a bleak picture of a hopeless life trying to earn enough money to survive while always being on the watch for both the law and the Yakuza that make life even harder.
A shitload of sidecharacters gets introduced and it feels random for quite a long time and is never as bleak and gritty as the setup in "The Yellow Sea" for example. Sadly "Shinjuku Incident" indeed drags a bit due to that.
When the shit starts hitting the fan…
Jackie Chan's illegal immigrant clashes with Tokyo gangsters. I was expecting/hoping for a martial arts fest but in fact it was an epic crime drama (although it is quite violent) with an unusual morally dubious role for Jackie. Not great but quite watchable. 5/10.
Plot wise its all a little bit lame and contrived.
Contrary to many, at least outside the US, I was introduced to Jackie Chan through Rumble in the Bronx. It was his first big hit in the US, and it ushered in a bunch of other Chan films (i.e. Superop, First Strike) into theaters. It was invigorating to see someone with Chan's skills as a fighter, using martial arts like a dancer and doing it all (sometimes painfully) himself. Then audiences could dig in to one of two things: his previous catalog of work from Hong Kong (i.e. Police Story series, Drunken Master), or films like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon/Knights and his stint in Hollywood. But now he's in his mid-50's, and one wonders if we might see the…
I felt bad for the guy. I especially don't like the Japs in this movie, fucking Jalapeno looking motherfuckers.
Antes de mais nada é importante explicar, se você for assistir esse filme esperando ver Jackie Chan metendo porrada e sendo engraçado, pode esquecer.Esse filme é um drama que de ação não tem nada.Mesmo sabendo disso eu senti um certo estranhamento já que ninguém está acostumado a vê-lo nesse tipo de papel,mas Jackie demonstra que tem muito talento e dá conta do recado.Creio que as pessoas que estão acostumadas com o filmes de artes marciais de Jackie Chan irão se decepcionar muito com esse filme e até mesmo achar o filme ruim.
O filme trata de uma situação difícil que eu particularmente não conhecia: que é preconceito e humilhação que os imigrantes chineses passam no Japão. O filme é muito…
The finest Jackie Chan-film I have seen so far. No kung fu in this at all and no jokes. This is a dramtatic story with a serious Chan. Would have loved to see more of this side of him.
Want to see Jackie Chan play dark? This film will make you a believer... (own on DVD)
This movie features the best Jackie Chan performance in years. Directed by grown-up Shaw Bros. studio kid Derek Yee in this shocking story of expatriated Chinese living in Tokyo, Chan is compelling throughout. Daniel Wu steals the movie with his over-the-top performance. Good solid work from production team makes for engaging visual treat. This one is highly recommended.
Jackie Chan is an illegal Chinese immigrant in Japan who forms his own criminal empire and battles the local yakuza. Sounds like your typical Jackie Chan action film, right? Except here he plays it straight - a regular human without kung fu superpowers - and he's really acting for a change. The movie's serious tone holds up well for the first hour but strains believability as the conflict escalates and you really wish Jackie would just start kicking some butt. Jackie's performance and a strong climax saves the movie.
A dark immigrant tale scant on comedy and devoid of martial arts. Not bad, just atypical for a Chan flick. Direction and mood is good, a well done drama.
Good rags to riches story following Chinese immigrants in Japan (a subject you don't often hear about).
Really well made and intelligent. The only flaw is Jackie Chan. Whilst this film does stretch him as an actor and he plays the part really well, I, regretfully, have typecast him in my mind and I have difficulty thinking of him as a potential badguy. Not his fault, his performance is excellent.
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