My Father Is A Hero (HK 1995)

Rating: ***
Alternate Title: Jet Li's Enforcer (New Line re-issue)
Producer: Wong Jing
Director: Corey Yuen Kwai
Cast: Jet Li, Anita Mui, Tse Mui, Yu Rong Guang, Damien Lau, Ken Lo, Ngai Sing

Wow. A Wong Jing film that isn't completely stupid. However, it's not that exciting either, and for a contemporary actioner it relies too heavily on wire tricks. Jet Li is a mainland undercover cop who goes to Hong Kong in order to infiltrate a gang, leaving behind his son (Tse Mui) and sickly wife. In Hong Kong, police officer Anita Mui is busy trying to nab him, but slowly begins to take his side and aid him. Jet Li is intense and performs some great tonfa fighting in addition to pummeling the psychotic villain played by Yu Rong Guang. Tse Mui gives a gripping performance, but he doesn't get to show off his kung fu enough. A sharp and sexy Anita Mui gets to throw a few punches and looks great with a gun. (in fact, she's never looked better) Good solid entertainment, but just a little too plodding and melodramatic. However, it improves greatly on multiple viewings.