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Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Sap ji sang ciu (original title)
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director:

Jackie Chan
7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk
Oliver Platt ... Lawrence Morgan
Qi Shu ... David's Wife
Xingtong Yao ... Coco
Daniel Wu ... Hospital Doctor
Wen Jiang ... Narrator (voice)
Caitlin Dechelle ... Katie
Max Huang ... Michael's Bodyguard
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Peng Lin ... Reporter (as Lin Peng)
Jadie Lynn ... (as Jade Lin)
Fan Liao ... David
Bing Bai ... Lily (as Bai Bing)
Ken Lo ... Pirate Chief (as Kenneth Low)
Laura Weissbecker ... Catherine de Sichel
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Storyline

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twelve heads. Five continents. One man.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts action, some violent content and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

English | Mandarin | French | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armour of God III See more »

Filming Locations:

Jelgava, Latvia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,339,013
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Original Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In China, this has become Jackie Chan's highest grossing box-office success. See more »

Goofs

When Jackie Chan finally gets rid of the dogs and parachutes himself out of the maze, two dogs are seen following him and the scene just before that had shown Chan ending up at a dead end. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Morgan: It's one million euros each, and if he gets us the dragon as well, I'll add another zero.
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Soundtracks

Opening: the Beauty and Destruction of the Summer Palace
Music Composed and produced by Roc Chen
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User Reviews

 
Appropriate send-off in my opinion
8 January 2013 | by fabian_mardiSee all my reviews

I watched this movie without seeing the reviews and enjoyed it very very much. Which is why I'm quite surprised of the low reviews it's been getting from critics.

Sure, many dialogues were corny and the plot is borderline ridiculous. But do you really go to a Jackie Chan movie for its story?

The stunts and fight scenes in this movie are simply amazing. I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't watched it yet, but if you grew up watching Jackie's earlier films (80s and 90s), you're gonna be pleasantly reminded of his golden days. He's not as fast or as nimble, but it is still light years better than the typical 'hollywood' action scenes.

As mentioned, story and dialogue: meh. Think of it as a vehicle for the action that ensues. You'll get a few trademark comedy reminiscent of Jackie's earlier works, and overall it's a very good family film. But action is the hook of this movie. It's seriously so good that you'll come in with expectations of great action, and still come out thinking that was better than expected.

If you're a fan of Jackie, this is a no-brainer must-watch. If you're not a fan, give it a chance as it is still an extremely solid action movie.


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