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The Medallion Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

With the cheesy effects and cartoony soundtrack, the film feels like an overgrown episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 6, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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

August 22, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C

January 29, 2005
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Amateurish effects, frenetic camerawork and ridiculous villains prevent Chan's Medallion from emanating true cinematic shine.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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

August 21, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Die-hard Jackie Chan fans may be disappointed.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Does everything it can to screw up such a simple path to success.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 21, 2003
James Rocchi

Another Jackie Chan "search for the great whatsit" action film that's as agreeable as it is disposable.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2003
Scott Weinberg

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 Source: | Original Score: 2/5

August 23, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's just too dopey for me to recommend.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 18, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Jackie Chan doesn't know the meaning of the word 'fear.' His writers don't know the meaning of the word 'original.'

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

August 22, 2003
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2003
Eric D. Snider

A hackneyed, mediocre offering with little to remind fans of why they like Jackie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2003
Brian Orndorf

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

August 30, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 7, 2008
Rebecca Murray

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 Source: | Original Score: D

August 22, 2003
Joshua Tyler

The tone of it swings madly back and forth, tripping wildly over pointless scenes.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

August 24, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

...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 Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

August 24, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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October 18, 2008
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Relentlessly 'crowd-pleasing.'

Full Review Source: New Times

August 29, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
August 30, 2003

Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 22, 2003

Orlando Weekly
August 28, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004
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