The Medallion Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 21, 2008
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.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
... enough distractions to carry us through the doldrums.
| Original Score: 3/4
Shirley Klass
Fantastica Daily
September 11, 2003
As always [Chan] gets some big laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Granted, it's better than The Tuxedo, but then so are most things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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USA Today
August 22, 2003
A good-natured and amusing spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 22, 2003
Nine year-olds of all ages ought to be delighted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
August 22, 2003
As special effects reveal how super Eddie Yang is, they also reveal how ordinary Jackie Chan has become.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 22, 2003
The best of Jackie Chan's American movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 22, 2003
Formulaic and ultimately forgettable, but quite likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Huber
Reel.com
August 22, 2003
The Medallion is classic Chan fun: incredible fights, true stunts, and a hero worth rooting for.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
August 22, 2003
A B-movie worthy of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
August 22, 2003
Think Highlander meets Eddie Murphy's The Golden Child and you can just sit back and let the stunts entertain you.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
August 22, 2003
Hard to believe as it must seem, Chan has made a terrifically entertaining film, an action movie that delivers exactly what its audience wants, and a superlative entry into his growing canon of stateside films.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
August 22, 2003
Corny, but hey: I still liked it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 22, 2003
A disposable entertainment, redeemed by silliness, exaggeration, and Chan's skill and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 22, 2003
Jackie Chan has just as much fun in The Medallion as he does in any of his other films--but he doesn't need the overworked special effects used in it to accentuate his extraordinary talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Bernard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 21, 2003
The Medallion is a fun film, but a hokey story and schlocky special effects make it a dull gem in Chan's crown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 21, 2003
[Sammo Hung] has given Mr. Chan a couple of virtuoso sequences, beautifully framed and edited, showing that at 50 Mr. Chan can still fly through the air with the best of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 21, 2003
A high-spirited action comedy treat for [Chan's] 12-and-under fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2003
A pleasure for Chan fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 30, 2003
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
August 29, 2003
Relentlessly 'crowd-pleasing.'

Orlando Weekly
August 28, 2003

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 22, 2003
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