Entertainment Weekly - 08/16/1996
"..Exuberant....Chan out-Lloyds Harold Lloyd..." -- Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 kicks
Film Comment - 01/01/1987
"...[The] visual gags vie with thumping fight scenes and heart-stopping action stunts..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/21/1994
"...Frequently funny....PROJECT A is good-natured fun..."
Chan stars as Dragon Ma, an honest marine cadet in turn-of-the-century colonial Hong Kong, who must do battle with the smugglers and pirates terrorizing the south China sea in order to preserve his company's honor. Revered by Chan-devotees as one of his finest films, PROJECT A seamlessly combines exhilarating action sequences with classic-style slapstick comedy. Chan's energy, timing, and grace are truly infectious, as demonstrated by the hilarious opening bicycle chase and his now legendary homage to Harold Lloyd's SAFETY LAST, in which he plummets from the face of a clock tower with only a series of window awnings to break his fall. A must see for fans of the genre! Sequel: PROJECT A II.
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