Supercop (1992) starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang, Wah Yuen, Bill Tung, Josephine Koo directed by Stanley Tong Movie Review

Supercop (1992)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Michelle Yeoh and Jackie Chan in Supercop (1992)

Supercop's Police Story

Insp. Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan - The Cannonball Run) heads to China to hook up with Insp. Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) his Red counterpart in an operation to bust a drug lord's brother out of prison. Sounds strange but in doing so Chan ingratiates himself with the drug lord in order to break a bigger smuggling ring. The trouble is that his cover is blown and he ends up having to work for the drug lord in order to protect a loved one.

Originally released as "Police Story 3" and then rebranded as "Supercop" what we have here is a typical Jackie Chan movie from the era just before he became a Hollywood star. As such we have a lot of typical components most importantly Chan's brand of action comedy. And it is that which for many is the reason to watch, not because of the story or because of who is in the movie with him but because we have plenty of action and plenty of humour.

Maggie Cheung in Supercop (1992)

Now as such the storyline to "Supercop" whilst not the most complex or elaborate of vehicles is just enough so that it doesn't just become a series of set pieces but at the same time not overly demanding. Basically if you plan to watch "Supercop" mainly for Jackie Chan doing comedy action then you also get a storyline which will entertain as well without requiring you to devote all your attention to the ins and outs.

But as I said if you watch "Supercop" because of the Jackie Chan brand of action comedy you won't be disappointed. I've said it before but Chan has such a comic ability that even if he wasn't great at the action side of things you would still be entertained. But not only do we get Jackie Chan showing off his action skills we also get Michelle Yeoh who to be honest is just as impressive as Chan. There is simply something special when you watch actors doing their own stunts, it adds a level of entertainment which is missing from many Hollywood movies because you know those are faked.

What this all boil down to is that "Supercop" is to be honest a typical Jackie Chan movie from before he became a Hollywood star. But that isn't being mean as a typical Jackie Chan movie is a good one and a lot of fun thanks to Chan's skill as a comedian and action star.