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It’s hard to imagine two performers as opposite as Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. While they’ve both made a fortune on reckless stuntwork, putting their bodies in the line of fire to secure special visuals for appreciative audiences, they are less successful landing jokes, relying on broad slapstick to secure appropriate responses to high-flying action. Pairing them in “Skiptrace” is meant represent a merging of East and West clowning, but madcap results aren’t found here. Formulaic to a point of immediate predictability, “Skiptrace” sets out to dazzle with stunts as it tries to stroke a limp funny bone. Director Renny Harlin knows his way around screen chaos, but jokes are not his forte, remaining permissive with Knoxville and Chan, who need all the professional guidance they can get. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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