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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Jackie Chan's Project A
International martial arts megastar Jackie Chan (RUSH HOUR, TWIN DRAGONS, RUMBLE IN THE BRONX) directs and performs all his own death-defying stunts in a hard-hitting and humorous action adventure that's been called one of his very best! Chan rocks the high seas as Dragon Ma, a determined coast guard officer on patrol in late 19th-century Hong Kong. As he battles with a ruthless syndicate in a seemingly never-ending struggle for control of the dangerous waters, you'll be blown away as Jackie literally throws himself into some of the most amazing movie stuntwork ever captured on film! Also starring popular Sammo Hung (TV's MARTIAL LAW), this must-see, adrenaline-pumping adventure delivers all the intense thrills and witty fun that Jackie Chan fans demand!
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