Police Story

Police Story ★★★★½

In 1985 Jackie Chan broke the mold with POLICE STORY a gung fu cops-n-robbers conglomerate and subsequently raised the bar for not only for himself but action cinema in general. While POLICE STORY is hardly the first film to put Chan in harm's way or highlight his trifling sense of humor there's no entry in the auteur's filmography that does it better on a whole, period. Made in response to his second straight failure at tapping into the American market via THE PROTECTOR (where Chan was once again pigeonholed by Hollywood), POLICE STORY is without limits whether it be destroying an entire shantytown or every pane of glass in a shopping mall.