Available on DVD.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen true Jackie Chan choreography like we’ve seen from masterpieces such as Rumble in the Bronx. This cop buddy movie teams Chan up with Johnny Knoxville as a slippery conman who crossed the same crime boss whom Chan has been after for months. Sounds like it’s been done before – and it has – but it could never be done as well as when Chan is in the picture. The fight scenes are graceful and hilarious at points, never getting stale, and the storyline is fairly balanced. This is one for a popcorn movie night in.
My only criticism is the use of flash-forewords, flash-backs, and cartoon freeze-frames introducing the characters. It’s tired and comes off as trying too hard to be fresh. It doesn’t go on for too long, so it doesn’t really detract from the film overall.