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Gen:X Cops (Sous-titres français)
This is what The Mod Squad wanted to be. Chan (Eric Tsang), a cop on the fringe of the force, assembles a team of loose-cannon cadets--the Gen-X Cops--to infiltrate the mobs of Hong Kong, and they find a stolen shipment of explosive rocket fuel. Dressed in skin-tight leather and vinyl, hip to the point of being ridiculous, our heroes (named Jack, Alien, and Match) have to fight not only ultraviolent criminals but also hostile factions within the police as they track down a supercool Japanese gangster with no fear of death. The clichés fly fast and thick, and the plot is at times incomprehensible, but the action is pretty much nonstop. A shootout in a surfboard factory is particularly spectacular but is only one of several rapidly edited, stunt-filled sequences. The dubbing is better than usual (though subtitles would still be preferable), and there's some unfortunate homophobia, but the actors are all good-looking, the rock soundtrack is loud, the colors are bright, and the attitude is intense. Gen-X Cops even features a cameo by Jackie Chan, who's somehow involved with presenting the film. A slick, silly, and very entertaining movie. --Bret Fetzer
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Veteran director Benny Chan Muk-sing (A MOMENT OF ROMANCE, NEW POLICE STORY) marshals proceedings into a cohesive whole, though the movie fizzles badly after a dynamic opening sequence before rallying again somewhere around the halfway mark. The action scenes are staged and executed with all the breathless abandon one expects from HK cinema, but many of them unfold so quickly, it's often difficult to know who's doing what to whom, or even why, and crucial plot points are sometimes lost along the way. Few of the actors emerge with any credit, though Nakamura is admirably solemn as an English-speaking Japanese villain who clings to old-fashioned notions of truth and righteousness in a world where such virtues no longer have currency. The young leads are OK (Wu's transition from beleaguered second-in-command to ruthless hard man is surprisingly convincing), while Tsang spends much of his screen time trading insults with his younger, slicker police counterpart (Moses Chan Ho).Read more ›
The formulaic plot satisfies for the most part and makes sense in that action movie sort of way. Nothing is too over-the-top, equaling harmless fun for all. Clearly no one is taking themselves too seriously, and director Benny Chan was smart in throwing in a healthy dose of humor. The end result is a slick, satisfying 1 1/2 hour reality break.
The cast consists mostly of young talents but the older actors turn in some scene stealing performances as well. Francis Ng, who owns every role he takes, stands out as gang boss Lok. He possesses an intensity that keeps his character believable without giving into parody. (Beware Jackie Chan fans; he produced the movie and only appears for a one minute cameo at the end.)
The DVD extras won't disappoint either.Read more ›
The movie looked really cool, with an interesting cast and some great action sequences. I know the girls will go crazy over Nicholas Tse and Stephen Fung, my cousin thinks they're real cute. I had never seen a movie like this. It was hip, humorous, and like I said the action was awesome.
The dubbing matches the actors quite well if you ask me. When you listen to their dubbed voices, it sounds as if it could actually almost be them. In the Cantonese/Mandarin version there is some English being spoken.
The special features are awesome also, including a music video, a making of-featurette, and some awesome trailers.
Overall, this movie is great. I think that a little over 10 bucks isn't enough to charge for a movie like this. Do not bother renting this movie. Just buy it. It's awesome. By the way, if you like this one, there is an internationaly made sequal titled Gen-Y Cops. I know, the name is kind of corny but at the same time makes sense. Anyway, that one is even better. You can get it at [URL]...
It is only worth watching for a comedy turn as a SWAT commander by HK movie expert Bey Logan. However, we can be thankful that the film was at least dubbed into Cantonese with full lip-synch as opposed to the more regular half a minute out dialogue. Don't even think about risking the English dubbed version.
In the end, the only Generation-X hero worth watching is the remarkably young Jet Li in Once Upon a Time in China 1 & 2. Which are both runaway five-star efforts.
Most recent customer reviews
This movie is a great movie. It made me laugh so hard that my face just stayed screwed that way for some minutes. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2002 by LilKoala
A big time gangster in Hong Kong is wanted by the police for weapon smuggling, and the clues lead to death and destruction. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2002 by Swederunner
really, this is what Mod Squad aimed for!
rebellious/punk police cadets Jack (Nicholas Tse), Match (Stephen Fung), and Alien (Sam Lee) are recruited by somewhat retarded cop... Read more
This is one of my favorite movies, if you've ever seen Time and tide you'll love this. or if you've seen Metal mayhem on the sci-fi channel then you'll love this. Read morePublished on May 1 2002 by Lam Nguyen
This movie was surprisingly good. It caught me off guard. For a movie of it's type (young, angry, foul mouthed guys running around trying to shoot and stop the bad guys) it has... Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2001 by Nathaniel H. Kan
I read the recommendations here and rented this movie the same night based on the positive reviews it received.
Man, what a load of complete garbage this movie is! Read more
It surprised me, but I liked it! I put off getting this DVD because I had been disappointed before with HK action movies. Read morePublished on June 28 2001
This Jackie Chan-produced film is a wonderfully entertaining taste of the next generation of Hong Kong films. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2001 by Andrew C.
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