Island of fire
Synopsis: A cop goes undercover into a prison to
ferret out a crime ring, and investigate prison corruption. The stories of several of the inmates intertwine with that of
the undercover officer.
This was the third and (thankfully) final favor that Jackie owed
to Jimmie Wang Yu for helping him avoid the Hong Kong triads in the late
70s--early 80s. Jackie is
by no means the star of this film, but Sammo Hung has a major role as one of
the inmates. I think that Sammo’s story is pretty sappy, but he does
have a few good scenes. Jackie was busy making Operation Condor at the
same time he was appearing in Island of Fire, and he only has a few good
scenes, most of them too short. He plays a pool hustler, unjustly
imprisoned for accidentally killing a man in self defense. Maybe
the most interesting scene is when he is playing pool, and runs the
table without missing a shot. Pretty impressive! He also has three
fights, short but good ones. This movie is full of the standard
prison-movie clichés, and it’s also pretty violent and gory. I guess
as a movie, it’s just so-so. As a Jackie Chan vehicle, it’s worth a
rental if you’ve nothing better to do. It also has a cameo by
Andy Lau, whose performance is worth noting.
Chan-o-rama's Review: I just cannot stand this movie! It's another example of movie companies using Jackie to sell their low budget, half a$$ed movies. I thought Jackie was supposed to be a good role model, and here he is plopped into Island on Fire. This movie has bad language, blood and gore, partial nudity. Thats just not Jackie's style. I'll give Jackie some credit on his pool skills though. (I wonder if he's really that good?)
Score: for being a pool shark-3/10
J's Review: Considering I only bought this film in order to be a
Jackie completist, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much
I enjoyed it.
Tokyo Man's Review: SPOILER ALERT
Locito's Review: Well, I am under 18 but I still enjoyed it.Although he is not in the movie that much,the storylines of the others made it interesting.
Aaron Newman's Review: SPOILERS! well, this movie wasn't a typical Chan movie, He was only featurd in about, 35 minutes of this 100 minute movie which is unlike jackies tipical movies. It was very interesting though, to say the least, and i also enjoyed Sammo Hungs roll in the film. Also, the end has a little of a twist to it, everyone dies right before they escaped. So, i also enjoyed seeing something different at the end. Over all, i would recomend this movie to any Martial Arts film fan. email me - AaronN123@yahoo.com
hmm.. Jackie doesn't star very much in this film.. but at least Sammo is
This movie is not very good for starters but it is for people who is
used to blood and Jackie Chan himself. If your under 18 except for me
you will hate it. This would be the best Jackie Chan movie 1991-1993.
Adam JC fan is right, he is hardly in the movie.
Cristopher's Review: I can only say like Debbie says Thank for that being the last favor to Jimmie Wang Yu, this film isn't good, only has some rather good scens and it rather boring after you watch it for 10minuts, you drag yourself throw the movie only becouse you most see the scens with Jackie, I say; Don't watch, don't care
Joe's Review: Ok I liked this movie too, *hides* it was stupid, but I still liked it, with some decent stuff
Adam JC fan's Review: This movie was even thought Jackie Chan was barely in it. When he was in the movie, the fight scenes were excellent.