1h 49m | Directed by Leo Zhang | USA | Action, Sci-fi, Thriller
In an action-packed drama reminiscent of ’80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, Jackie Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist’s lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy’s sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel.” (c) Rotten Tomatoes
Features all the zesty fights, slick effects and goofy slapstick one expects from a Jackie Chan family movie … though the film’s corny cyberpunk pastiche appeals exclusively to kids.
Maggie Lee | Variety | Full review
Bleeding Steel is all about old-school thrills, and Zhang has delivered a wide range of them, from cafeteria catfights to expansive pyrotechnics – with not just one but two crotch-kicking gags thrown in for good measure.
Clarence Tsui | Hollywood Reporter | Full review