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Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

Jing cha gu shi 2013 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 5 June 2015 (USA)
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A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.

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Sheng Ding

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Sheng Ding (screenplay), Wei Tan (script planner) | 12 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Zhong Wen
Ye Liu ... Wu Jiang
Tian Jing ... Miao Miao
Tao Yin Tao Yin ... Lan Lan
Yiwei Liu Yiwei Liu ... General Manager Niu
Wei Na Wei Na ... Na Na
Xiaoou Zhou Xiaoou Zhou ... Wei Xiao Fu (as Zhou Xiao'ou)
Rongguang Yu ... Captain Wu
Peiqi Liu ... Chief Zhang
Hailong Liu Hailong Liu ... Pi Song (as Liu Hailong)
Zha Ka Zha Ka ... Bin Ge
Lu Cai ... A Kun
Hai Fu Hai Fu ... Tao Zi
Yizheng Zou Yizheng Zou ... Worker
Chenjie Tong Chenjie Tong ... Zhu Nan (as Tong Chenjie)
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A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Story: Lockdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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$94,249,025
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filming wrapped on in February 2013 and post-production began, with the actors re-recording their dialogue. See more »


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HK Auteur film review - Police Story 2013 警察故事2013
23 January 2014 | by hkauteurSee all my reviews

It must be said that the anticipation for a Jackie Chan film has changed over the years. Chan himself had announced in last year's Chinese Zodiac 12 to be his last film with major action in it. We cannot go in expecting to be wowed by death-defying stunts or exhilarating fight choreography anymore. Instead of fights, he has chosen to switch into the dramatic.

Police Story 2013 is not a continuation of the original Police Story series, the title is in name only. Chan's character Zhong Wen is not Chan Ka-Kui, Jackie Chan's Supercop character from the original Police Story series. Zhong Wen is not hotheaded, not prone to solving conflicts with violence or even a great hand-to-hand fighter. The only similarity both characters share is their whole-hearted belief of the law and their obligation to do the right thing. Otherwise, Zhong Wen is a dramatic character exploring themes of old age and dealing with the consequences of being a poor father, and therefore it is a role that the older Jackie Chan naturally fits into. In comparison to Chan's dramatic turns in The Karate Kid remake and The Shinjuku Incident, this performance is the most honest.

The fights, which are not choreographed by the Jackie Chan Stunt Team, are shot close and choppily edited. And sadly, there are not that many of them. For Jackie Chan fans that are hungry to watch a good fight or a stunt will be disappointed. Originally there were not going to be any fights in the film.

Director Ding Sheng, who previously worked with Chan on Little Big Soldier, constructs some tense moments and keeps the audience guessing with red herrings. Liu Ye plays the villain in true scenery chewing fashion, the cat-and-mouse game between Liu and Chan is the price of admission. Jing Tian, having been played the most annoying female police officer in Donnie Yen's Special ID earlier this year, fares much better in a more fleshed-out role. I'm curious to see what part she will play in the upcoming Chow Yun Fat-Wong Jing God of Gamblers rehash From Vegas to Macau.

As for the hostage situation itself, the bickering hostages are very annoying and it begs to question how they would be able to yak on the way they do without risking execution. The final reveal in the mystery plot is pedestrian, as one would expect a more epic conflict. Immense effort has been made to shift things to a ground level and while it succeeds at creating a gritty realism, it works against the film in terms of payoff. With a back catalogue full of dangerous stunts and action scenes, who could imagine a Jackie Chan movie made so humbly and low- volume?

Police Story 2013 ultimately is an incidental addition to the Jackie Chan canon and does not hold a close candle to the original Police Story series -though much better than the awful New Police Story-, but I did not expect it to be either. It was entertaining for its running time, but I won't watch it again. The 3D is a shameless cash grab as minimal design has been put in and it is counter-productively dulling down its colorful cinematography. Overall the average Jackie Chan fan might be happier to see it as a rental. Nothing here is worth being angry or disappointed over.

You might be thinking, why am I being so forgiving? Why am I giving Police Story 2013 a pass? The answer: I am not ready to live in a world without Jackie Chan movies in it.

For more reviews, please visit my film blog @ http://hkauteur.wordpress.com


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