The Medallion (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Medallion (2003)



Critic Consensus: The use of special effects diminishes some of Chan's appeal in this disposable picture.

Movie Info

Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling crimelord Snakehead (Julian Sands). The partners get seriously wounded and a mysterious ancient medallion transforms them into superpowered warriors called Highbinders. The two halves of the medallion are supposed to grant eternal life when joined together by a powerful young boy who was born during a specific time in the Year of the Snake. The villainous Snakehead wants to gets his hands on both the child and the medallion, and the heros try to stop him. Aided by special effects and action choreography by Sammo Hung, Chan fights his way toward a violent conclusion with Snakehead that takes place in mid-air.. Claire Forlani plays Jackie Chan's love interest, the Interpol agent Nicole. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for action violence and some sexual humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alfred Cheung, Bennett Joshua Davlin, Gordon Chan, Bey Logan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 23, 2003
Box Office: $22.0M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


Jackie Chan
as Eddie Yang
Lee Evans
as Arthur Watson
Claire Forlani
as Nicole James
Julian Sands
as Snakehead
John Rhys-Davies
as Hammerstock-Smythe
Anthony Wong
as Lester Wong
Christy Chung
as Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers
as Giscard
Siu-Ming Lau
as Antiquarium Dealer
Diana C. Weng
as Undercover Woman
Chow Pok Fu
as High Priest
Anthony Carpio
as Guard Monk
Bruce Khan
as Snakehead Thug
Scott Adkins
as Henchman
Han Guan Hua
as Henchman
Neili Conroy
as Interpol Receptionis...
Billy Hill
as Miles Watson
Tara Leniston
as Jai's Nurse
Nikki Berwick
as Kidnap Nurse
Paul Andreovski
as Kidnap Porter
Howard Gibbins
as Professor of Archeol...
Rick Nathanson
as Physician
Alfred Cheung
as Chinese Professor
Mona Lynn
as Astrologer
Kirk Trutner
as Hippie Scientist
Lau Siu Ming
as Antiquarium Dealer
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Critic Reviews for The Medallion

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (38)

Repeatedly falls back on poorly staged, choppily edited (and gunplay-heavy) fight scenes between Chan and a gloomy, power-mad villain.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Die-hard Jackie Chan fans may be disappointed.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Probably the worst Jackie Chan vehicle to come around in his career...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

With smooth, energetic direction by Gordon Chan and a love interest in the beautiful Claire Forlani, The Medallion shapes up as one of Jackie Chan's best American films.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

The Medallion is an honest machine for making money, a meritorious entrepreneurial model.

Full Review… | January 29, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Medallion


I was completely surprised at this one. I enjoyed Jackie Chan and Lee Evans together. I laughed alot and had all the Jackie Chan great moments.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I do love Jackie Chan, but this movie was not as good as I expected to be.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

The Medaillon. I tried so hard to watch this Movie to end but it just bored me.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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