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Film Review: Double Trouble

Review: Double Trouble

David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Review: 1911

Few in the West know about it, and are likely to be more confused by this bombastic, incoherent, though occasionally eloquent period.
Jackie Chan, deprived of his comic and physical skills, falls flat
By Peter Keough  |  October 07, 2011

Review: The Karate Kid (2010)

What happens when Will Smith wants a franchise for his boy.
Shouldn't it be "The Kung Fu Kid"?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 11, 2010

Review: The Spy Next Door

Let’s hope Chan’s fans back East never get a whiff of this one.
Brian Levant’s cheap misfire
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 15, 2010

Kung Fu Panda

The thin script is light on length and surprise, heavy on tike-pleasing jokes and action.
A colorful wuxia comedy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2008

The Forbidden Kingdom

Hong Kong action stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li don’t stray too far from type in this big-screen fairy tale: Chan plays a drunken kung fu master and Li’s a stoic monk with lethal reflexes.
Big screen fairy tale
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2008


Rush Hour 3

Even those famous outtakes that play during the credits appear labored.
Increasingly silly skits
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 15, 2007

The next action sport

At New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in mid October, hundreds of people are squished into bleachers, staring at cyborg super-soldiers who’re killing each other.
Say hello to the new breed of pro athlete — and goodbye to their grassroots
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  November 21, 2006

9/11: The original email conspiracies

With football cancelled, some Americans found themselves with little to do in the week after 9/11.
Nostradamus, the unlucky tourist, and Satan in the smoke
By BILL JENSEN  |  September 11, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006