A change of pace for kung-fu star Jackie Chan, CRIME STORY is a grim, fact-based crime thriller about police corruption in modern Hong Kong. The attempt to refashion the aging Chan's image isn't entirely successful, largely because the actor's trademark stunt work is much more fanciful
than a conventional police story can believably contain.
In the wake of a series of kidnappings, Inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) of the Royal Hong Kong Police is assigned to protect a high-level real-estate magnate who has received kidnapping threats. Despite the best efforts of Chan and his team, the businessman is snatched after a grueling car
chase through the city. The kid...