Admittedly, the movie does include a number of maudlin moments and a few inept attempts at comedy, but these are not as prominent or as irritating as are those in Police Story. Furthermore, the decent plot and the frequent, exciting fight scenes keep the film enjoyable. Chan's struggles with his antagonists from the first movie in a playground and his final confrontation with the gang of blackmailers in a fireworks factory are particularly rousing.
Moreover, Jackie Chan is as likeable and entertaining as he always is and proves, once again, his talent for performing elaborately choreographed action sequences. While he is not a particularly accomplished actor, he is consistently enjoyable to watch. Some of the other actors can, however, distract the viewer with their less than competent performances.
Police Story 2 is not a great movie, but it is an entertaining, genuinely pleasant diversion.
Review by Keith Allen
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