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In fact, if you're a fan or you're familiar with his pass work, such as 1985 "Heart of Dragon", he's drama acting is quite good.
Westerners who only know Jackie by "Rush Hour" might find this film distasteful as it doesn't fit their stereotypical expectation of a funny/silly ass kicking Jackie Chan.
This movie puts on stage the tragic human drama of Chinese illegal immigrants in japan. The film payed a lot of attention in the details, and its backed up by so many good/great actors from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and japan.
The director strikes a PERFECT balance in handling the sensitive relationship between Chinese and Japanese.
There isn't much special effects in this movie. It all comes down to the realistic acting and intriguing storyline and ends with a befitting conclusion.
It's very unfortunate this movie hasn't received the publicity it deserves especially in the west. If you're observant, you might notice that even "IMDb.com" is downplaying the influence of great Asian movies such as this one by giving it a Cantonese title "San Suk Si Gin (2009)" instead of "Shinjiku Incident" in an attempt to withhold it from English speaking audience.
Everyone from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and most of all japan, SHOULD WATCH THIS MOVIE.
Ironically, if you're westerner who likes Jackie Chan because of Rush hour, YOU DEFINITELY WON'T LIKE THIS DRAMA!
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