A mild-mannered TV chef (Jackie) accidentally crosses paths with an
intrepid TV reporter on the run from a drug-lordís gang of thugs who
are trying to retrieve an incriminating video tape from her. The tape
ends up in Jackieís possession, unbeknown to him, thus making him a
target of the drug pushers.
Debbie's Review: Iíll be honest. This isnít
Jackieís best work, but I have a soft spot for it, because itís the
film that introduced me to his movies. Itís a pleasant enough
diversion, with a couple of really clever stunts, but not much action.
Director Sammo Hung ruins most of what action there is with some terribly
annoying chopped and blurred slow motion effects. The story is pretty
coherent for a Chan film, but I think it tries a bit too hard to copy
the success of Rumble in the Bronx: same cheesy stereotypical gang
members, same unsatisfying ending involving large vehicles running over
things. In Rumble he had the excuse of a broken ankle, but in Mr. Nice
Guy a one-on-one fight with bad guy Richard Norton would have been
really nice. Instead we get Jackie in some kind of an oversized tractor
smashing up the drug lordís expensive glass house. I could have done
On the plus side, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as the
reporter, and Miki Lee as the girlfriend do a pretty good job, although
how hard can it be when your only dialogue is "Jackie, help!"?
The less said about actress Karen McLymont (Lakisha) the better. And Richard Norton is a charmingly
nasty bad guy, as usual. I guess there are worse ways to kill 90 minutes
(110 if you get the Hong Kong version).
Joe's Review: why does this movie have
such a bad rap? It has more action than the usual jackie chan movie.
Lets count them The opening chase carriage fight van fight construction
fight and plus a lot more amazing stunts now people say that police
story and other movies like project a have tons more action, when they
are the same!
Review: I live not far from where this was filmed... how exciting. Pity
'Mr. Nice Guy' is so awful. This is the only Jackie movie i've seen (34
at this stage) where I want to critisise the plot, as here it is
absolutly dreadful, almost every scene is ridiculous and/or cliched. I
rarely critisise the humour either but here it's quite often awful as
well (the 'small breasts' scene for example). Of course, thanks almost
solely to Jackie it's still good entertainment, and Miki Lee is
Score: a generous 7/10
Chan-o-rama's Review: Good action, but
sort of a silly plot. Jackie is a cook who accidently gets a hold of a
video tape that contains footage of gangsters. Sounds a little weird.
The fighting is acceptionally good though. Go see this one.
kdawg's Review: This is one of jackies
"ok" movies. There isn't much action and the acting aint too
shabby either. But on the flip side,it has a good plot and good stunts.
But it seems like it is a wannabe of rumble in the bronx. And the
thing that disapointed me the most is that all he did at the end was
destroy a house. Woopee.If it wasn't for the lame finale i'd give it an
J's Review: What stands out for me in this fairly
"standard" (in Chan terms) film is that it shows that Sammo
Hung has considerable difficulty directing actors using English
dialogue. The acting in this film is pretty horrendous (inc. Jackie at
times) and its not all the actors' fault - a bad workman should never
blame his tools.
This also marked the time when he decided to introduce a more stylised
approach into his filmaking (no doubt influenced by his success with
Once Upon a Time in China and America with Jet Li). Lots of very choppy
camerwork and the aforementioned blurry slo-mo scenes - unnecessary and
unwlecome. These techniques are useful for establishing style but not
for when you want to be able to clearly see the action unfolding.
However, its not all bad. The action is up to par, and the stunts
equally so, especially the frankly insane one at the end where he
propels himself backwards by peddling up the wheels of the giant
dumpster truck! This was also the film where he discovered JC stunt team
member Brad Allen who was so good in Gorgeous, another reason to be
Its a little sad to review an "average" Jackie film, given
that the man himself and the things he does are anything but, however I
suppose that without these "lesser" offerings we would not be
able to fully appreciate his really good stuff!
Biggiest Fan's Review: I love this movie, but some of
these characters can't act. Like the female character Lakisha, some of them try too hard to act. Also, those slow motion and blurred vision is really annoying!!! It's like in every freaking scene I mean, you could even understand most of it. But it was really funny especially the part when Lakisha was scatching Jackie's back and his girlfriend caught them. I agree they shouldn't have Jackie, in the final scene, riding a bulldozer. He should have been fighting the main bad guy. But it was good.
Stef's Review: I thought Mr. Nice Guy was brilliant, it wasn't
Jackie's best film but certainly one of the best. The film has a good story line and has
continuous, breath taking action all the way through, it especially gets good towards the end when the bad guys steal
Jakie's girl friend, Miki (Miki Lee) and Jackie fight his way to get her back with amazing moves it worth a few watches.
Review: I enjoyed this movie, even though the acting approaches being laughable at times. I saw the US version, which I believe is the only one available here in Australia. Some good stuntplay, and decent comedy. The appearance by Samo Hung is amusing as
Review: "I begin with the bad side."
The acting from the bad guys is like in Jackie old and dubbed movies.
Jackie act pretty god (tough not his best) But not these girls and the guys on the bad side...I get angry wahtching these girls...they shouldn act like that.
The beginning is a bit bad too...good idea about the tape but they could have done that scene better... But then when
Jackie getting involved you don't think about that anymore cause he make all of this fun.
"Now to the good side"
Good fights and stunts and More of this weird,unusal and should i say Extra good choregrapht comedy. I thinking on that one in the building with all the doors...Like First strike and operation condor(in the water and in the wind tunnel)
If you laughed in those movies you will laugh here too. I rate this one real good...what more can
I say...see this one...but not with your mouth full of candy =D