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      Jackie Chan in Shinjuku Incident

      R Released Feb 5, 2010 2h 0m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 67% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A Chinese worker in Japan becomes the leader of an illegal immigrant gang. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Time Out Rated: 4/5 Jun 17, 2010 Full Review Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle Try as he might, strut as he does toward climactic showdowns with ruthless adversaries, [Chan's] character remains an incongruous muddle. Same goes for the movie. Rated: 2/4 Apr 23, 2010 Full Review Brian Miller Village Voice Shinjuku Incident forgoes flashy action scenes in favor of old-fashioned moralism. Warner Bros. could have made it in the 1930s, and that's a compliment. Feb 2, 2010 Full Review Jeremy Heilman MovieMartyr.com Shinjuku Incident strains for social significance, but it is too timidly produced to risk depicting any recognizable reality. Rated: 49/100 Jun 22, 2010 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com It's more social drama than gangster movie, but there is plenty of violence, all of it of a furiously sloppy and savage nature of street thugs. Jun 11, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Illya F Fine. But the ending is horrible. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/30/21 Full Review Audience Member I give full props to this film for what it accomplishes, but this might be the only Jackie Chan movie that have no desire to rewatch (well, of those that I liked). The Shinjuku Incident is, frankly, just pure nihilism. It features a small semi-honorable mafia (yes it's one of those movies) trying to operate with a far more violent mafia (maybe proper yakuza) making moves against them with increasing brutality, thus prompting some retaliations, resulting in the closest thing this movie comes to "action". Now, Jackie Chan is a very good actor and this movie is very well crafted, but when you have a movie of Jackie Chan, almost always a family entertainer, engaging in fights that involve chopping off enemy fingers and repeatedly stabbing them in the chest (or even neck), it just feels kinda off, like when a Nickelodeon star tries to reinvent themselves with an R-Rated movie when they turn 18. Chan's infinitely earnest expression, in a sense, makes him too honest and friendly looking for such an endlessly brutal movie. It also features a few leaps in storytelling, allowing the villains to be unrealistically evil in hopes that we'll hate them, making the stakes feel artificially raised from time to time. Oh, and because the tone has to be so dark and nihilistic, this movie is one of those where there are no winners in the end -- I won't spoil it, but I don't mean this in a "We won...but at what cost?" kind of thing...more in the vein of an *Everybody Dies* kind of ending (not everyone dies, but everyone loses). If you can deal with an unrelenting movie without an ounce of levity, then I'd ultimately give this movie a mild recommendation - it's well-directed, well-shot and well-acted, and the story is overall pretty good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Don't waste 2 hours or whatever it was on this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member In a valiant attempt to make an adult "drama," Jackie Chan cries and shows his ass; the results are mediocre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed the movie. It's a very different film for Jackie Chan and really liked his character. Moving away from his usual comedy gives it a serious vibe that can only compared to Woddy Allen's INTERIORS. A very thought provoking film that pushes the boundaries of Chan's acting. Highly recommended!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member You should follow your dreams. A poor Chinese immigrant is sick of seeing his people punished, abused, and bullied by Japanese gangsters. He decides to try and infiltrate a Japanese gang's ranks and bring them down. He'll need to avoid getting his plans exposed while also avoiding the cops and rival gangs. Can one poor immigrant make that much of a difference? "What happened to your face? Was it bitten by a mosquito?" Yee Tung-Shing, director of Protégé, The Great Magician, Triple Tap, Lost in Time, The Truth about Jane and Sam, Full Throttle, and Endless Love, delivers The Shinjuku Incident. The storyline for this picture was better than I anticipated with a solid mix of martial arts and shootouts. The acting is also pretty good and the cast includes Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Kenya Sawada, and Bingbing Fan. "Rid us of these Chinese pigs." The Shinjuku Incident is a movie I came across while scrolling through martial arts pictures on Netflix. I was surprised I had never heard of it; and after watching, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this film. This actually reminded me of a not as good Unleashed (Danny the Dog). Overall, this is worth a viewing and definitely a must see for fans of Chan or the action genre. "The dead have no value." Grade: B+ Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Chinese worker in Japan becomes the leader of an illegal immigrant gang.
      Director
      Tung-Shing Yee
      Producer
      Willie Chan, Solon So
      Screenwriter
      Tung-Shing Yee, Tin Nam Chun
      Rating
      R (Graphic Violence|Drug Use|Brief Sexuality)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 5, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 12, 2014
      Runtime
      2h 0m
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