Predictable and worn-out
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Jackie Chan movie but there has been no significant change in his modus operandi. May be director Renny Harlin is to blame though his body of work is quite impressive.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Jackie Chan movie but there has been no significant change in his modus operandi. May be director Renny Harlin is to blame though his body of work is quite impressive. Here Chan is a Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan who has been tracking notorious crime boss Matador for over a decade whom he believes to be Victor Wong (Winston Chao).
When Bennie’s late partner Yung’s daughter Samantha (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime gang, Bennie must catch American conman Connor Watts (John Knoxville) who gambles his way through Chinese casinos after being banned in the Americas.
But Connor is kidnapped by a Russian kingpin for cheating his daughter and Bennie has to race against the clock to bring Connor back to Hong Kong. The route is a long one (hence 120 minutes long) and our hero has to cross snowy mountains and the windswept dunes of the Gobi desert before he gets his man. But the fare is predictable, incredible and a tad too long and hence the viewer is sure to switch off much before the actual end.
Film Name : Skiptrace
Cast : Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, John Knoxville & Eric Tang-Young
Direction : Renny Harlin
Genre : Action-comedyLikes
likes : Hardly any
Dislikes : Clichéd script and running time