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The Medallion Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
With the cheesy effects and cartoony soundtrack, the film feels like an overgrown episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 22, 2003
Jackie Chan fans have, of late, been reduced to panning for gold nuggets in the increasingly muddy river that has been his post-Hong Kong Hollywood career. The Medallion, his latest, is just that -- a lot more mud than gold.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
The Medallion is an honest machine for making money, a meritorious entrepreneurial model.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
Amateurish effects, frenetic camerawork and ridiculous villains prevent Chan's Medallion from emanating true cinematic shine.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 21, 2003
Chan has resorted to the use of two things I thought I'd never see in association with him: CGI and a stunt-man. And those elements are all that's needed to make this movie seem like every other low-budget, run-of -the-mill action film out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 21, 2003
Did I miss a meeting or wasn't one of the great things about Jackie Chan that he didn't need any special effects?
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Die-hard Jackie Chan fans may be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 21, 2003
Does everything it can to screw up such a simple path to success.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
August 21, 2003
Another Jackie Chan "search for the great whatsit" action film that's as agreeable as it is disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
August 23, 2003
The action bits are few and far between; the non-action bits are omnipresent and interminable. May be a solid flick for 10-year-olds, but even they'll be yawning through the nonsensical narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 18, 2003
It's just too dopey for me to recommend.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 22, 2003
Jackie Chan doesn't know the meaning of the word 'fear.' His writers don't know the meaning of the word 'original.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
November 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 30, 2003
A hackneyed, mediocre offering with little to remind fans of why they like Jackie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
August 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 22, 2003
You'd either have to be hard up for a Jackie Chan fix or have seen everything else at the Cineplex to purchase a ticket and spend time with this disappointing effort.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 24, 2003
The tone of it swings madly back and forth, tripping wildly over pointless scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 24, 2003
...another generic and labored Jackie Chan action comedy that has no real kinetic kick to its nutty conception...this Medallion shouldn't be worn proudly around Chan's neck
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Probably the worst Jackie Chan vehicle to come around in his career...
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
August 29, 2003
Relentlessly 'crowd-pleasing.'
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 30, 2003

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

Orlando Weekly
August 28, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
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