New Police Story

Subscribe to Jackie Chan alerts

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th September 2004

Distributed by: Lionsgate

Production compaines: China Film Group Corporation (CFGC)

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Benny Chan

Producer: , Solon So,

Starring: Jackie Chan as Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing, Nicholas Tse as Zheng Xiaofeng, Mak Bau as Negotiator, Tak-bun Wong as Robber, Andrew Lin as Hoi, Wing's team member, John Shum as Eric Show, Daniel Wu as Joe Kwan, Coco Chiang Yi as Sue Chow, Terence Yin as Fire, Andy On as Tin Tin Law, Hiro Hayama as Max Leung, Charlene Choi as Sa Sa, Asuka Higuchi as Kwong's Wife, Charlie Yeung as Sun Ho Yee, Carl Ng as Carl

New Police Story Movie Review

How many movies have been made about "the tormented Hong Kong cop?" Fifty? A hundred? It's amazing that such a large group of emotional basket cases can solve a single crime. And yet they do, even if it means blowing up half of Kowloon and wrecking a dozen police cars every time they set out on a chase.

Sarcasm aside, New Police Story (which bears no connection to the many many Police Story movies that have come before it) is a very watchable addition to the genre. Its kitchen-sink approach gives us not only Jackie Chan in an unusually deep and nuanced performance but also a gaggle of Hong Kong cinema's young A-listers chewing up and kicking down the scenery as they portray badass teen criminals with enough time and money to indulge in a string of wild crimes.

We first meet Officer Wing (Chan) on an alcoholic bender a year after something terrible has happened. Flash back to the scene of the crime, and we watch with horror as the teenage gang led by the psychotic Joe (Daniel Wu) ambushes Wing's entire SWAT team inside the obligatory abandoned warehouse, strings them up from the rafters, and executes them one by one as Wing watches, unable to come to their assistance. The gang gets away, and the police force is traumatized. Wing can barely live with the guilt.

A year later he's even more horrified to learn that the punks have created a video game based on the slaughter of the cops and have posted it on the Internet for maladjusted teens the world over to enjoy. Now Wing is really pissed, and he's inspired to get in shape and get back to work by an energetic young partner named Frank (Nicholas Tse), who has his own secret reasons for wanting revenge on the gang.

Let the mayhem begin. As the cops chase the teens around Hong Kong, the movie pulls out all the stops, staging rooftop pursuits, shopping mall shootouts, and double-decker bus chases. (One wonders how the filmmakers get all this done in such a remarkably crowded city. Do they shoot only on Sunday mornings?)

At the center of every action scene as usual is Chan. At age 50 he may not have the same spring in his step that he did 20 years ago, but he can still shame the rest of us into feeling like the couchiest of couch potatoes. In one of the best set pieces, he finds himself mano a mano with a teenage punk in a Lego showroom. As they fight, millions of Legos shower down all around them until they are knee deep in tiny red and blue bricks. It's classic Chan: funny, exciting, and fast.

New Police Story is violent enough to get an R rating (probably because of the cop killing), but it's really a harmless popcorn film that's perfect for a laid-back night of easy entertainment. A tip of the hat to Chan for taking a break from his big-budget Hollywood mugging to return to his roots and do what he does best: shake up the streets of Hong Kong.

Aka San ging chaat goo si.

Abbey Road reference, anyone?


Subscribe to Jackie Chan alerts


New Police Story Rating

" Good "


More Jackie Chan

Entourage Trailer

After making a name for themselves in Hollywood, Vincent Chase and his entourage of friends from Queens have finally made a movie. The only problem...

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire [Live] Video

Live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Bastille perform 'Things We Lost In The Fire', the final single from their debut album...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum hit 'Of The Night' and featured...

HAERTS - Interview Video

Brooklyn band Haerts released their self-titled debut album this year, and here they talk about how they first got into music, their lifelong friendship and...


Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker [Audio] Video

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through his new label deal with Sony Music. He has teamed...

Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin [Live] Video

Meghan Trainor performs her latest single 'Lips Are Movin' at one of her favourite places in the world: an aquarium. The song features, alongside smash...

HAERTS - Be The One [Live] Video

Haerts perform an intimate live rendition of their song 'Be The One', taken from their self-titled debut album released in October 2014 through Columbia Records....

ScHoolboy Q - Hell Of A Night Video

ScHoolboy Q released his first number one with third album 'Oxymoron', and he now unveils the video to its latest single 'Hell Of A Night'...