The Accidental Spy (Review)

Jackie works in an exercise equipment store in a mall and one day foils a robbery, although this does nothing for the plot aside from give Jackie some TV exposure which brings him to the attention of an opportunistic private eye.

It turns out that a Korean man is Jackie’s true father, on his death bed the man leaves clues for Jackie to follow. He also leaves most of his large estate to orphanages.

Jackie’s search takes him to Turkey where he finds that his father was a spy, and the trail of evidence embroils Jackie in a plot featuring various government bodies and 2 competing drug syndicates.

Fortunately Jackie is able to become a genius spy in a few minutes of screen time and solves the case in time for the credits.

The lack of a genuine “big boss” bad guy hurts this film, as there are too many characters that Jackie must overcome, but no super-hateable baddie to root against.

1/ Are there any “WOW!” fights?

Not really, there are a lot of brief fights but none stand up as awe inspiring.

2/ Are there any “WOW!” stunts?

No big woop stunts. There is a Blues Brothers style pile up near the end of the film.

3/ Which Jackie is it? Serious / Whimsical / Cocky…

This is “Against all odds” Jackie.

4/ Does he get to use Jackie-exclusive toys?

A weird custom made motorbike makes an appearance.

5/ Do stolen relics come up?


6/ Are there hot chicks (that usually can’t act)?

Yep, a Korean reporter and the Drug Kingpin’s missus who is used for “bait”.

7/ Is there a blooper reel over the credits?

Yes but again no big deal.

8/ Were there injuries on the shoot? Severity?

Only bumps and bruises it seems.

9/ Has he still got it?

I would say yes he actually still has at this point.

10/ Is it a “Jackie Chan” film, or just one he is in?

It is a Jackie Chan film, just not a great example of one.

Final Rating – 6 / 10. This is a pretty good movie but it is just missing a little of the usual Jackie Chan spark that his classics have.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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