Screen/Society--'Police Story' (Jackie Chan, 1985)
"Police Story" (Jackie Chan, 1985, 100 min, Hong Kong, Cantonese w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan's breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography - including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass - "Police Story" set a new standard for mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
"It's the joy of watching Chan, a Buster Keaton of kickboxing, hurling himself into every stunt with total commitment, astounding athleticism and oddly unflappable, shaggy-haired grace." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times