Milez Das’s review published on Letterboxd:
With an explosive opening, bullets flying, cars smashing the whole village, Sergeant Ka-Kui starts to chase Chu Tao and his men through fire and hell. Sliding the hill, gripping on the edge of bus. Ka-Kui does everything to stop Chu Tao.
After his heroics in arresting Chu Tao, Ka-Kui is assigned to protect Selina Fong a witness for Chu Tao crimes. As Selina escapes and Chu Tao gets out on bail, Ka- Kui fills with rage as he is framed for murdering a cop.
Directed by Jackie Chan, Police Story becomes an action fueled story with excellently choreographed fight sequences with added humor at times. It reaches a par with the law that makes Ka-Kui leaving to get the hard evidence against all odds.
Reaching in its pivotal final act, Police Story turns up the action to its full volume. Jackie Chan setting up the chase and action in the mall with smashing men against the wall and glass.
The beauty of this movie stands in the direction helmed by Jackie Chan himself. He beautifully transitions his character as the cop trying to do everything he can to stop th bad guy, with losing at one point to his raged speech in the office of his superior and the ending you can see how well crafted this movie is.
I have always been a big fan of Jackie Chan with watching his movies in dubbed version here and still if you go through channels right now there is a Jackie Chan movie playing somewhere. With his trademark action sequences and daredevil stunts Jackie Chan also has been a excellent director and Police Story is one great example of that.
I had watched this movie a long time ago in its English dub but today watching it in its original language is whole other experience. With Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin having strong supporting roles Police Story never leaves you going away from the frame.
Police Story can be mentioned in one of the best action movies ever made.