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Jackie Chan's 1911: Revolution puts him at 100 not out

15 March 2012 8:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor's 100th movie may not be much good, but it's still a good excuse to celebrate the most human kung-fu star in the world

Jackie Chan's 100th film is, by anybody's standards, not a good one. A vanity project of the worst kind, 1911: Revolution is his version of Kevin Costner's The Postman. Even at 93 minutes, it feels about half an hour too long.

What begins as something sober and sumptuous, 1911: Revolution quickly becomes stilted and po-faced. It's ostensibly about the Xinhai revolution, in which China's last imperial dynasty was overthrown, but whatever dramatic potential that offers quickly gets lost in the endless explanatory text and the meandering subplots about railway finances. The toe-curlingly awkward tracts of English-language sequences don't help (at one point an American character exclaims: "Chinese revolution is the only thing that can make exciting history!") as does the fact that Jackie Chan »

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