POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN (2013 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Police Story: Lockdown is number six of a series of Jackie Chan Police Story movies. It has been made to stand alone so that the five prequel movies do not need to be watched to appreciate this one. While it does not reach a 4-star status, it has improved and more realistic action than some of the Jackie Chan films of recent years. Its drama and storyline, however, runs from hard to get through to plain ridiculous. These film flaws are highlighted by weaker acting than we expect from Jackie Chan while the darker storyline leaves out much of the comedy that we love about Jackie Chan.

Storyline

Detective Zhong Wen (Jackie Chan) searches for his daughter Miao Miao (Tian Jing) and finds her keeping company with a bad crowd.

Additional Thanks


Thank you to Director Ding Sheng for directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Yang Du for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Wu Jiang (Ye Liu), Lan Lan (Tao Yin), General Manager Niu (Yiwei Liu), Na Na (Wei Na), Wei Ziao Fu (Xiaoou Zhou), Captain Wu (Rongguang Yu), Chief Zhang (Peiqi Liu), Pi Song (Hailong Liu), Bin Ge (Zha Ka), A Kun (Lu Cai), Tao Zi (Fu Hai), Worker (Zou Yizheng), Zhu Nan (Tong Chenjie), and Xiao Wei (Coulee Nazha).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The action is good. Despite poor drama, Jackie Chan fans will appreciate one more opportunity to watch him on big screen.

Ben Meyers

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