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Shanghai Knights Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 14, 2013
This innocent, sixties-style, big-budget comedy-romance-action-adventure romp is solid family entertainment that would make any self-respecting kid's jaw drop for a good two hours. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Martial arts buddy sequel is exactly what you expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 5, 2010
The Chan/Wilson chemistry that drove the first film and draws people back to this one hasn't lost any of its snap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
You have to wonder when these lackluster Chan and Wilson vehicles will end.
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
The movie seems to have been made simply because these guys should get together again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
... The perfect throwaway entertainment for this time of year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
September 14, 2003
Formulaic to the point of distraction and saddled with one of the stupidest musical scores in recent memory.
| Original Score: D
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Of course Shanghai Knights is fluff, but it's entertaining fluff, and, like the westerns of yore, a nice way to pass a Saturday afternoon.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Divertida continuação de Bater ou Correr, mantém o bom humor e a leveza do original.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 14, 2003
...the endless, needless brawling gets old very fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Instead of penning a funny action film, the screenwriters created a Mad-Lib filled with wink-wink instances where the two main characters run into historical bigwigs.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Dexter
June 5, 2003
Shanghai Knights is the synthesis of the best of both Chan and Wilson's most recent buddy-pic efforts. . .
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2003
The film's strengths are still Jackie Chan's fascinatingly inventive fight sequences: extensions of the knockabout physical comedy of the great silent era.
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
it's hard to be completely bored during one of [Chan's] fight scenes. But at the same time, much of the magic seems to have faded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2003
Lo, how the mighty have fallen. Great classic film homages, though.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
March 2, 2003
The problem is that they just aren't as funny as in the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
February 24, 2003
This time around, Chan and Wilson find their characters in London and all over the turn-of-the-century English countryside... trampling through history and literature, putting a spin on Jack the Ripper and others as well... Fans of the original "Shanghai
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 21, 2003
If you're looking for uninspired, redundant comedy, cable TV offers plenty of inexpensive alternatives.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 20, 2003
I could complain that it's more of the same, but if it's not broke, I don't expect them to fix it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 19, 2003
If you're gonna insist on making a distressingly formulaic sequel to a distressingly formulaic comedy, then this might be the way to go, by overstuffing it with so much nonsensical material that some of it is bound to charm through sheer willpower.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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