Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.


Stanley Tong


Stanley Tong (screenplay by), Tiffany Alycia Tong (english dialogue)
1,591 ( 305)
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Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Tang Huating
Yang Yang ... Lei Zhenyu
Lun Ai Lun Ai ... Zhang Kaixuan
Miya Muqi ... Mi Ya (as Qimiya Mu)
Ruohan Xu Ruohan Xu ... Fareeda
Jackson Lou ... Qin Guoli
Eyad Hourani ... Omar
Zhengting Zhu ... Shendiao
Jianping Yang Jianping Yang
Bin Zhou Bin Zhou
Yanlong Wang Yanlong Wang
Wang Ju Wang Ju ... (as Roy Wong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Desmond Aldridge Desmond Aldridge ... Yago
Nicole Atalla Nicole Atalla
Can Aydin ... Silver Fox


Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.

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Protection beyond frontiers

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence including prolonged gun battles, and some language | See all certifications »

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This is the sixth collaboration between Jackie Chan and director Stanley Tong after Supercop (1992), Rumble in the Bronx (1995), First Strike (1996), The Myth (2005), and Kung Fu Yoga (2017). See more »


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If a malfunctioning computer program made an action movie...
21 November 2020 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

I can't say "Vanguard" is boring, because like someone waving a toy in front of a baby's face, its color and movement make it distracting. As well as expensive (though why so many of the CGI effects are so bad given what this movie must have cost, I have no idea). But it is senseless and ridiculous, even by the most lightweight fantasy-action-movie standards. It really feels like they said "OK, we have about a dozen ideas here for generic ripoffs of other movies...hey, let's cram them all into ONE movie, and stick Jackie Chan on top!" From one scene to the next, this film has no idea what it wants to be--so it tries everything, badly. I laughed out loud at some things that were meant to be taken seriously.

I'm not sure bloodthirsty terrorists need to be heavily featured in a movie geared towards 10-year-olds, but that seems the approximate age group targeted here. Yet at the same time "Vanguard" isn't exactly a family film--or anything else, for more than a few minutes at a time. What it is, is a mess. A loud, expensive, busy mess that does Jackie no favors, or any of the younger cast members either.

Please note that if you click on their names, every single "user" here who gave "Vanguard" ten stars has mysteriously never reviewed another film, and only been on IMBD for a month. This movie flopped even in China, but Chinese bots sure are working overtime to try to push it here.

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Mandarin | English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Taiwan See more »


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$380,428, 22 November 2020

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