A lot of wild, crazy and dangerous stunts with perfect timing (like the brilliant bicycle sequence) keep the film going. But the dialogues are - maybe dependent on the English synchronization - sometimes too silly and stupid ... even for a comedy.
You don't watch this movie for it's amazing acting or compelling story and characters. You watch this movie for Jackie Chan and his jaw dropping stunt work. If you are a fan of his work this is a must see! As a film fan I loved the reference to Harold Loyd's Safety Last! (1923). On a side note I don't think I've ever heard worse dubbing in my life! This is a fun action film that is unfortunately a tad forgettable.
One of the many great works of Chan's career, this simple tale of pirates, police, & coast guard corruption is fun & exciting. From the bicycle chase, bar fight, & clock tower sequence, Chan continues to pay homage to silent comedy masters like Keaton & Lloyd. The U.S. version killed it for me, cutting out scenes & inserting horrible dubbing. Hopefully seeing the original cut will improve my thoughts on this classic.