Based on a popular Japanese comic strip, Hong Kong's high-flying martial arts action hero Jackie Chan stars as private Ryu Saeba in City Hunter. Hired to find the runaway daughter of a Japanese publishing tycoon, Ryu's first impulse is to turn the job down - until he sees a picture of the beautiful Shizuko (Kumiko Goto). Hot on her heels, Ryu tracks her down on board a cruise ship, and much to the annoyance of his jealous female sidekick Kaori (Joey Wong) the womanizing Ryu seems more interested in catching Shizuko's attention than returning her safely to her father. However, Ryu's romantic plans quickly go astray when a gang of ruthless criminals hijack the ship and hold the passengers to ransom. To save the day Jackie Chan's unique action style reigns supreme in a series of brilliantly conceived fight sequences as Ryu swings into action to dispatch the bad guys and rescue the goergeous Shizuko!
Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan gives his self-mocking humor full flourish in City Hunter, adapted from a Japanese comic book. But that doesn't mean there isn't a solid dose of action--after a brilliantly cartoonish opening, the movie settles into a half-comedy, half-thriller variation on Die Hard, in which Eurotrash terrorists have hijacked a plush ocean cruise liner and super-detective Ryu Saeba (Chan) has to stop them, aided by his lovely, love-lorn assistant (Joey Wong, A Chinese Ghost Story, Green Snake) and a beautiful undercover secret agent (Chingmy Yau, Naked Killer). Though City Hunter is short on breathtaking stunts, there's plenty of well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat. Jackie Chan's lecherous, self-absorbed character (accompanied by a parade of girls into skimpy or skin-tight outfits) come across like a gleeful parody of James Bond (slightly marred by a bit of homophobia). All in all, a high energy romp. --Bret Fetzer
I have probably seen a dozen Jackie Chan movies and loved them all, City Hunter was the first movie of his to dissapoint me. Read morePublished on March 20 2004
Why American production make HK movies look so cheap? First of all, they cut off so much scene, second of all ruin it by making look act so dumb by English Dubb. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Tradeand5
STREET FIGHTER MEETS PRINCESS BRIDE!!!! this movie is utterly amazing...Jackie Chan as Chun Li is a must...I recommend this for everyone!!!!Published on Feb. 9 2004 by Nicholas Gerecitano
overall this movie was very good. entertaining but slow in the beginning i thinketh. whoever wrote the script probably should have done a better job at getting all the characters... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003
Very nice video quality here, along with some nice extras make this DVD a "can't miss!"
City Hunter is a fantastic, over-the-top, Jackie Chan comedy, based on a... Read more
First off if your expecting a typical Jackie chan movie like Rush Hour then your in for a big surprize. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003
This is quite possibly the worst Jackie Chan Film of all time. You will only find this film funny for about five minutes. Read morePublished on June 5 2003 by Richard Blain
Jackie Chan plays Japanese detective seaching for heiress on a luxury liner. Maybe I didn't like this film because I've never been a big fan of Jackie Chan's films, but according... Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2001 by somebody nobody
I really like this movie a lot! I first saw it at a Hong Kong film fest at the mall in its uncut subtitled form. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by David Koski