Monday, October 17, 2016

'Skiptrace' DVD Review

Benny Chan (Jackie Chan) is a Hong Kong detective who has a heavy heart. He wasn't able to prevent his partners murder. Bai Yung (Eric Tsang Chiwai) was blown up and Chan believes that a drug lord that goes by the name The Matador is the guilty party. Chan is troubled that he wasn't there for his partner and he desperately wants to avenge his death. Chan gets word that an American gambler called Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) has some information about his partners murder.

Watts is staying at the Macau Casino which is also where Yung's daughter Samantha (Bingbing Fan) works. Chan has raised Samantha since his partners death and still feels like he has to protect her. The casino's owner Victor Wong (Winston Chao Wen Hsuan) is a shady character at best.
Chan and Watts finally get together and he has info that makes Wong the dreaded triad drug dealer The Matador. It's about this time that the two learn they are targeted by Wong to be killed. What makes this a little more interesting is the two men have to depend on each other even when they don't like each other.

Yes, this is a crime drama but with a remarkable twist. It's a slapstick comedy and it's hilarious. Jackie Chan is a little older and the physical slapstick is a little more tame than in some of his earlier movies but he's still right on. Jackie and Johnny work very well together and you will definitely enjoy this movie.

Lionsgate brings this hilarious movie to us on DVD on October 25th, 2016. The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This will be a great addition to that personal library.
Jackie Chan still is great to watch and with Johnny Knoxville as his sidekick this makes for one great movie. So enjoy the slapstick comedy as they run for their lives as they try to solve Chan's partners murder. Enjoy.