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
TheMovieReport.com
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007

The movie seems to have been made simply because these guys should get together again.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004

... The perfect throwaway entertainment for this time of year.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 Villaca
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
Steve Dexter
FilmStew.com
June 5, 2003

Shanghai Knights is the synthesis of the best of both Chan and Wilson's most recent buddy-pic efforts. . .

Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003

| Original Score: 3/4
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.

Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 5, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
February 28, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
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
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 12, 2003

Director David Dobkin and screenwriters Alfred Gough and Michael Millar (and probably Jackie Chan) not only know movies, they obviously love them %u2013 and that affection comes through in nearly every scene.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 11, 2003

Everyone involved worked to make the sequel funnier and more entertaining - and they've succeeded.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
May 19, 2004

Martina Riva
Zap2it.com
February 25, 2004

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003


Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Jonathan Ross
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 20, 2003


Guardian
April 20, 2003


FilmFour.com
April 8, 2003

Alexander Walker
This is London
April 5, 2003

Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
March 25, 2003

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 13, 2003

Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 18, 2003


Orlando Weekly
February 13, 2003


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
February 7, 2003


Arizona Republic
Top Critic
February 7, 2003


Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2003

Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
February 7, 2003

These thugs are, of course, chasing Chon Wang for a reason, though it hardly matters what. The point of a Jackie Chan movie is to show him in motion, graceful, spastic, hilarious, innovative.


ComingSoon.net
January 31, 2003

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