A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Comic violence, characters in peril
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Scenes in a brothel, sexual situations
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Some strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drug use
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some bad language, potty humor, scenes in a brothel, and drinking and drug use (portrayed humorously, including a prolonged drinking game and a drunken horse). The racism of the era is touched on. Chong is thrown out of a bar and he is very hurt when he overhears Roy agree with an anti-Chinese comment. The prostitutes are portrayed stereotypically, but the leading women in the movie are brave, smart, capable, and loyal. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The fight scenes are sensational, as Chan uses anything he can get his hands and feet on to help him vanquish all the bad guys. And Liu is elegant and beautiful at home in the palace, spirited and honorable when she finds out that she has been kidnapped and that Chinese people are being used for slave labor.
In classic buddy movie fashion, Roy and Chon begin as antagonists, and it takes them a while (and Roy's finding out that there is gold involved) to figure out that they are on the same side. Chan and Wilson have a nice rapport and Wilson's easy-going surfer style works very well with Chan's more reserved approach.
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