Synopsis: After inadvertently landing the job as
the head of a crime organization, country-bumpkin
Jackie tries his naive best to make the gang go legit.
He opens a nightclub, hires Anita Mui as (what else?) a singer,
and wins over the respect of his underlings with a brilliant show of
strength and agility. Problems
arise, however, when Jackie’s good-luck charm – a flower seller who
provides him with lucky roses, reveals that her daughter is on her way
to Hong Kong with her fiance and his father.
Trouble is, none of them know that she’s a humble flower seller
– and if they find out, the marriage to the wealthy Wong family may
well be off. To make
matters worse, one senior gang member is still smarting over Jackie’s
appointment as boss, and resolves to cause as much friction with rival
gang leader Tiger as possible.
Cal's Review: It’s farce all the way. Everyone pretends to be everyone else, and the comedy angle
is played up as much as possible. Jackie
was beginning to realize that he couldn’t make his trademark
high-impact action movies forever, and this was an attempt to wean his
audience off a diet of non-stop action and stunts.
That isn’t to say that there isn’t any action in the movie
– there are four set pieces that are truly breathtaking.
In fact, those four fight scenes (especially one set in Tiger’s
tea house and the finale in a rope factory) contain more excitement and
inventiveness than a hundred western productions.
Special mention must be made to the wonderful camera work and
high production values throughout this film – it’s unlike anything
that had been seen before or since in Hong Kong movies.
The supporting cast is quite impressive – one of the best
scenes involves Bill Tung selling police inspector Ko (Richard Ng) some
non-existent shares in Wong’s company, and is genuinely funny.
Sadly, the movie was an expensive flop, and Jackie pretty much
went back to doing what he does best in his following projects.
But the film remains Jackie’s most solid directing performance
– and time has been very good to it.
Watching this alongside later films such as Twin Dragons and
First Strike shows just how good it was.
Chan Fan1986's Review: This is definitely JC's best movie ever. Unbelievabe prop fights, amazing acting, great story, and wonderful scenery. Anita Mui is the best actress in Hong Kong along with Maggie Cheung, and it is nice to see her with Hong Kong's greatest actor. This is a beautiful movie, with comedy getting 9 of 10, acting getting 10 of 10, and action getting 10 of 10. If you have not seen this you have not seen JC's best movie.
Score: 100/10 best movie ever
HERVEY TAYLOR's Review: Miracles is
a great directorial effort from Chan. The setting, the acting, the music
and the costumes and scenery was elegant and nice. Anita Mui really
shines too in this movie. She is also a great actress. Jackie Chan is
always great, but Anita Mui helped to bring this movie up a couple of
notches too. (That's the way to have a great movie isn't it?) So, then
there was good appearances by Ken Lo and Richard Ng as the inspector.
Aslo, very nice cameo by Amy Yip.(Her bosom cought me for a moment)
Glen M's Review: I don't see how this movie could have gotten anything but a perfect 10, [ed. note: That's what I told Cal!! -Debbie] this film is amazing (and yes, I came to this conclusion BEFORE reading his book, lol). This is the only Jackie film that had me replaying the whole movie in my mind over and over. BUY IT!!!
THENEXTJACKIECHAN'S Review: Man I LOVE this film.the comedy is about 100 out of 10 and Action is 99 out of 10.the comedy is funny like hell and action scenes are really good when jackie uses his amazing kicks.well watch this if u r bored.
Ojje's review: i think this movie is pretty damm good for comedy but not his best for action. but this is why its my favouroute film for all round entertainment and brings a different style to chans films.
Review: After watching about 25 (maybe more) Jackie movies, and already
had stated few of my favourites, bumped into this one, had read reviews
of it as being quite different. didn't know what to expect....as I've
always known reviews to be quite personal..But after watching it I can
honestly state that for my (even after watching about 25 Jackie movies)
this one IS STANDING ON THE LONELY HIGH PLACE OF BEING NO 1!
Score: over ten (if possible) ***
Juan Contreras' Review: This is one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies. I can sit back and enjoy watching it. It may lack the action of Project A or Police Story, but it shows that Jackie can handle drama as well as action. It has great comedy and some real good action choreography, like the final fight in the rope factory. And the directing style is also great. It also has many cameos from other Hong Kong actors.
Peter A's Review: This is a great movie- it has everything. Action, comedy, drama-it has something for everybody. A great film.
Joe's Review: Good movie marred by length and and everything else except the action. But the action is great.
Brendan's Review: This movie is pretty damn good. Cool, well-staged and well-shot fights, some good comedy, and a little drama too. A little different to your average Chan flick, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. Camera-work is top-notch, the scene with Jackie's intended walking through a building is his favourite moment as a director. Well worth watching, just be prepared for something a LITTLE different to usual.
"Biggiest Fan"s Review: I think it was a pretty good movie. Even though there wasn't enough action. It was mostly talking and drama. Also, when I read the summary on the back of the video box, it had nothing to do with the story. It goes from one subject to another. First it was about him trying to get along with the gang than somehow it got switched to him helping her about her problem and totally went off that he was trying to get with the gang which was pretty confusing.
Adam JC fan's Review: This movie was ok. I wish there would of been a little more fighting. That is what I was expecting before I rented it.