actor: Jackie Chan

The Foreigner

October 13, 2017
The Foreigner is a gritty and realistic tale of power and corruption with Jackie Chan in a dramatic role unlike any we've seen from him before. Behind his fast-as-lightning martial arts, though, is a grim and empty man with tears rolling down his cheeks. These tears poignantly show us the inner [...]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

September 22, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The latest Lego movie, like its predecessors, does a great job poking fun at the simplest elements of life—including the movie itself. Lego Ninjago is yet another tongue-in-cheek escapade through the land of colorful square bricks, but with a lot less smoothness. The storyline of Lego Ninjago is [...]

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

August 11, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" plays like an old "Tom and Jerry" serial, in that it the film moves like a series of comic tete a tete comebacks. The result makes for a colorful, playful moviegoing experience, and for this particular summer filled action pictures that may not be suitable for [...]

Kung Fu Panda 3

January 29, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Kung Fu Panda 3" will knock, uh, kick your socks off! There's still a lot of energy and creativity left in the franchise. Speaking of energy, that's what the plot is about in this third installment. A real baddie of a villain named Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons) is determined to get back to the [...]

The Karate Kid (2010)

June 11, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Karate Kid" will have you cheering! This inspiring movie features homage to the original movie which starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita, but it has altered enough elements so as to reflect the fact that it is a modern story in an ancient location, namely China. In this film the karate kid is [...]

The Spy Next Door

January 15, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is a funny and rollicking good time! The family will enjoy this witty and action-packed movie. I wish Jackie Chan (the spy in the film) lived next door to me. He is the main source of fun in the film. Chan plays Bob Ho. His girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valletta) thinks he is a serious man [...]

Kung Fu Panda

June 6, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Let's say this up front. Some kids under twelve will enjoy this film and will recognize the martial arts fighting is fantasy based, as performed by the creatures including a tigress and praying mantis. In fact, some kids from a local martial arts school showed up at the screening I attended and [...]

The Forbidden Kingdom

April 18, 2008
"The Forbidden Kingdom" joins the ranks of films which "almost" received our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The language hit a level four and the violence rating hit a level three, which automatically disqualifies it from receiving the Dove Seal. Had these content levels been at a rating of two, we [...]

Rush Hour 3

August 10, 2007
So here we are-Chris and Jackie team up once again to recap their roles as the LA cop and the Chinese Inspector. As before they are the good guys who chase the bad guys while using martial arts and guns. Only this time the setting is Paris. Throw in some scantily dressed girls and some laughs here [...]

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

June 16, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At a rather lengthy 120 minutes, this film moves at a rapid pace with all of the action. After all of these years, Jackie Chan is still fun to watch as he spins, juggles, fights and somersaults his way out of jams. Chan, who built his reputation by performing all of his own stunts, displays his [...]

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