Parents' Guide to

Railroad Tigers

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Uneven Jackie Chan action flick has war violence.

Movie NR 2017 123 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 8+

Good person jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, who does not swear at all and plays in good roles all the time, plays in the lead role. This is enough to even watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Chan is always entertaining to watch as both a martial artist and physical comedian, but this uneven, convoluted historical adventure is unlikely to please anyone but diehard fans. There are far too many characters who could confuse audiences by calling one another "brother" instead of their given names. Then there's the fact that most Americans know little about the Second Sino-Japanese War and won't fully appreciate the context of the movie -- unlike, say, the movie it's channeling, Bridge on the River Kwai. But viewers who are watching Railroad Tigers for Chan's martial arts will be rewarded with some impressive action sequences.

At 62, Chan is no longer at his physical peak, but he still has his comedic and action charms. It's unfortunate that the movie is rather forgettable and definitely not funny enough to rank among the best of Chan's canon. (Of course, the legendary star has been in more than 100 films, so that's not exactly saying much.) Moviegoers who just want to see Chan kick and dodge and flip his body may be better off waiting for something better.

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