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5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan has done it again
MR. NICE GUY has got to be one of Jackie's best, and I know I've said that about several of his movies, but NICE GUY can live up to this boast without a single doubt.
One reason for this is the fact that it is actually an almost literally non-stop action-comedy. The movie is low on dialouge, since it is Jackie's first movie filmed in English (though still produced in...
Published on July 1 2003

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3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
This movie was ok, the stunts were good.
The funniest thing about the movie was
The bloopers the acting was not very good.D.L
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok, Sept. 5 2013
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This movie was ok, the stunts were good.
The funniest thing about the movie was
The bloopers the acting was not very good.D.L
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, Oct. 5 2008
This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
Well... the acting is not great, and they made a few tech errors but other than that it was great. It was quite funny a lot of the action was really good. From dodging skids to rolling over a running table saw this movie has great action. It is a shame jackie did not get paired up with a good plot in this movie. thats the trade off i guess.
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4.0 out of 5 stars YOU JUST GOTTA GET THIS ONE!, Dec 8 2003
This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
CRIMINALS GO AFTER A TV CHEF [JACKIE CHAN] WHO UNWITTINGLY HELPS A GIRL ESCAPE THEM WITH A VIDEOTAPE THAT HAS EVIDENCE OF A MURDER. ARGUABLY THE BEST MOVIE THAT JACKIE CHAN HAS DONE IN RECENT YEARS. HAS SOME OF JACKIE'S BEST FIGHTS AND SOME OF JACKIE'S BEST STUNTS. EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE JACKIE CHAN, YOU JUST CAN'T DENY THIS MOVIE. IF YOU DON'T GOT THIS MOVIE, GET IT NOW! LOOK FOR A BRIEF APPEARANCE BY SAMO HUNG.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan has done it again, July 1 2003
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This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
MR. NICE GUY has got to be one of Jackie's best, and I know I've said that about several of his movies, but NICE GUY can live up to this boast without a single doubt.
One reason for this is the fact that it is actually an almost literally non-stop action-comedy. The movie is low on dialouge, since it is Jackie's first movie filmed in English (though still produced in Hong Kong) and it simply zips along amazingly quickly from one fantastic action scene to another.
NICE GUY opens with Jackie as Jackie, a TV celebrity chef in Melbourne, Australia. Meanwhile, drug lord Giancarlo (Richard Norton) trying to buy back some cocaine from a rival gang. It isn't long before he realizes that Diana (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick) has video taped him in the act, and soon, she is on the run from Giancarlo's meanies. She encounters Jackie, and through a series of bizarre mismatches, both Diana and Giancarlo believe Jackie has the tape. It's actually wound up in the hands of his half-brother Romeo's (Vince Poletto) kids. Jackie must now recover the tape and save his girlfriend Miki (Miki Lee), whose been kidnapped by Giancarlo.
Okay, the plot is very mush secondary to the action and the comedy in NICE GUY, a bit more so than in some of Jackie's other movies. But, in some ways, this is superior to many of his other martial arts movies. It's up there with RUSH HOUR 1 and 2, SHANGHAI NOON, all of the POLICE STORY films, as well as his ARMOUR OF GOD and DRUNKEN MASTER masterpieces.
It's also quite a surprise that Jackie didn't direct this one. Nope, he left that responsibilty to his longtime friend, the portly chopsocker Sammo Hung. You know him even if you don't think you do. He was Jackie's co-star in his fantastic PROJECT A, and he was even in the Bruce Lee classic, ENTER THE DRAGON, where he played the plump opponent in the opening scene.
But Hung was evidently not content with remaining behind the camera in NICE GUY. He has a brief cameo as the nosey bicycler.
But it's still Jackie's movie. It has some fantastic scenes of acrobatics and kung fu action. One takes place on a horse carriage, another inside of a moving van, but by far, the best in NICE GUY is the one at the construction site, which starts with some funny business involving all the doors, then becomes a huge martial arts battle.
NICE GUY belongs in the Jackie Chan hall of fame, and if you have any interest in seeing one of Jackie's more recent kung fu-comedies, this is a great place to start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice unlisted bonus feature, Feb. 4 2003
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K. Byerly (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews
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This film is a middling effort from Jackie Chan--it doesn't disappoint. It's not his best but far from his worst.
That said, this disc is worth it for a couple of reasons: First, it is priced cheaply. Second, the Jackie Chan filmography feature contains clips from other films that you can view by clicking on them. These include a Rush Hour trailer and a scene from Rumble in the Bronx, but most notably, the *entire* ladder fight sequence from First Strike. Considering that the ladder fight is easily the best scene in First Strike, this to me was almost like getting both movies at once. For a low price you get one solid full-length film, as well as the standout fight sequence from another film which was otherwise less remarkable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Nice Guy (1997), Nov. 12 2002
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Chris Zarb (Sliema, Malta) - See all my reviews
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This film has got more action than dialogue, his might sound boring but believe me it's not! Jackie has his own talk show. This girl tapes these 2 gangs of drug lords and gets caught. She escapes and runs for help and bumps into Jackie. The drug lords think that Jackie was helpibng the girl so they try to kill both of them and to get the tape! Highlight: fight at the Golden Gun Construction Sight".Exciting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr.Nice guy, Nov. 12 2002
This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
Jackie chan is amazing as ever, dont miss thiss movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jackie�s Best�, Jan. 19 2002
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Mr. JKW "jkw" (Honolulu, Hawai'i) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
With nearly non-stop action and thrills Jackie Chan's "Mr. Nice Guy" is probably without a doubt one of Jackie Chan's BEST films ever, featuring Chan's trademarked ultra-choreographed but jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring just plain AWESOME action sequences (including the trademarked end-of-film outtakes).
THE MOVIE:
A TV cook Chan unwittingly stumbles into the middle of a drug-related murder between Australian mobsters and a street gang when he saves the life of a woman and unknowingly comes into possession of her incriminating tape. From the get-go it's an all-out adventure ride setting the standard for the amount of action per frame as Jackie battles the mob while trying to save his girlfriend and his other friends.
Notable Scenes:
1. The Horse and Carriage Battle Scene
2. The Warehouse With Many Doors Fight Scene
3. The Ending Battle Which Puts Rumble In The Bronx's Hovercraft scene to shame!!
THE DVD FEATURES:
The DVD is a little sparse on special features, but it does contain a few great extras including a pretty detailed bio (more so than the Rumble in the Bronx DVD) and filmography of Jackie Chan as well as the film's theatrical trailer. Also included are selected scenes from some of Jackie's other films (Rush Hour, Rumble In The Bronx, First Strike, and Police Story all on sale from New Line Cinema).
THE VERDICT:
Action movie/martial arts film fans will love this movie. Fans of Jackie Chan will probably rate this toward the top of his movies as the action standards this film set are just off the charts!!! The action, as well as the story, are solid. New fans of Chan will also love this film and its mind-boggling action sequences. The DVD features, while a bit sparse compared to more recent DVD releases, are alright and are in fact a little better than his other releases with New Line. Overall, whether you rent, borrow or purchase this DVD/movie, it is worth a watch.
Highest Recommendation.
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3.0 out of 5 stars mr boring movie, Oct. 17 2001
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David Koski "b-movie fan" (San Jose, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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I think this is one of Jackie Chan's lesser movies. If you really want to see a cool movie with Jackie and Richard Norton, check out City Hunter! I suppose this has a few good stunts, but compared to what we know he can put out this movie is pretty dull. Richard Norton is cast as a wimp, which he is not. Go for something else.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Subtle overtones of Marx's struggles of the working class:, Oct. 11 2001
This review is from: Mr. Nice Guy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import] (DVD)
The fact that Jackie Chan's character is a provider of sustanence for the masses (on an extrapolated basis, a TV celebrity chef is able to reach and feed, if only by proxy, millions more than than the average soup kitchen hash slinger) goes on to demonstrate the solid foundation of the working class throughout the world. The villainous gangsters who kidnap Chan's girlfriend are a representation of the oppressive wealth that controls society (there are other gangsters of less means who, even though still representing a contrary force to that of Chan's character, still face with Chan a common enemy bent on monopolizing commerce in a Microsoft-esque fashion...this premise was similarly used in the earlier "Rumble In The Bronx").
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The police, representative of the supposed "order" as provided by government, is portrayed as being incapable (if not completely incompetent) in their attempts to aid Chan (again, he represents society as a whole). The controlling influence of the established bourgeoisie (perfectly housed in an opulent mansion that seems to be more akin to a modern art museum than a home for a single person...this further clarifies the idea that the gang boss is more representative of a class as a whole than his own wants and accomplishments) extends beyond the influence of society as it is taught in primary school.
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The climax of the movie represents the ultimate triumph of the working class in that the (literal) vehicle used to render the afforementioned mansion to kindling is not, as would be expected in an "ordinary" action movie, a military device (helicopter, rocket launcher, Sherman tank), but instead a monstrous dump truck (a Terex Titan, I believe), a larger-than-life representative device used by those who construct, every bit as representative of the working class as a pair of Dr. Martens' steel-toed boots.
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Do I seriously believe any of that? Of course not...it's all art school, smoke-filled screening room crap. This is a simply a very good action movie...not the best Jackie Chan offering, but far from the worst. I rate the fight scenes a cut above "Rumble In The Bronx", but "Rumble..." probably had the better stunts. Seriously, anyone who's seen one Jackie Chan film knows what to expect in any of the rest...ENTERTAINMENT. If you don't like his movies, you just don't like action movies, period. If you've never seen any of Jackie's films, this one isn't a bad introduction. I recommend it as a matter of course to any action fan who seeks a fun movie at a good price.
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