Shanghai Noon (2000)

Shanghai Noon

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Although the plot is really nothing to brag about, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson work well together. The cinematography looks great, and Jackie delivers a hilarious performance. This is an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.


Movie Info

Jackie Chan has often played a fish out of water, but he's rarely found himself so far upstream as in this comic adventure, in which he puts his fighting skills to the test in the Old West of the 1850s. Lo Fong (Roger Yuan), onetime captain of the Chinese Imperial Guard, has traded upholding the law for smuggling opium. Needing some operating capital, Lo Fong kidnaps the Emperor's daughter, Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu), and takes her to America. When the Emperor sends his best men to find her, … More

Rating: PG-13 (Action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality.)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2000
Runtime:
Buena Vista Internationa - Official Site

Cast


as Chon Wang

as Roy O'Bannon

as Princess Pei Pei

as Indian Wife

as Lo Fong

as Van Cleef

as Imperial Guard

as Imperial Guard

as Imperial Guard

as Imperial Guard

as Imperial Guard

as Vasquez

as Hooker in Distress

as Andrews

as Royal Interpreter

as Sioux Chief

as Sioux Chief

as Little Feather

as Jedadiah

as Medicine Man

as Saddle Rock Sheriff

as Saddle Rock Deputy

as Van Cleef Deputy

as Van Cleef Deputy

as Van Cleef Deputy

as Jedadiah's Wife

as Saloon Bartender

as Saloon Gambler

as Saloon Gambler

as Saloon Gambler

as Saloon Gambler

as Saddle Rock Townsper...

as Saddle Rock Townsper...

as Saddle Rock Townsper...

as Carson City Townsper...

as Carson City Townsper...

as Carson City Townsper...

as Apothecary Shopkeepe...

as Margie

as Dream Sequence Hooke...

as Dream Sequence Hooke...

as Dream Sequence Hooke...

as Train Passenger

as Train Passenger

as Train Passenger

as Train Passenger

as Pei Pei's Father

as Emperor's Cousin

as Emperor

as Saloon Cowboy

as Saloon Cowboy

as Saloon Cowboy

as Saloon Cowboy

as Drunken Doctor

as Member of Chief's En...

as Member of Chief's En...

as Member of Chief's En...

as Member of Chief's En...

as Chinese Worker

as Chinese Worker

as Chinese Worker

as Opera Performer

as Opera Performer

as Opera Performer

as Opera Performer

as Opera Performer

as Opera Performer

as Bordello Doorman

as Blind Driver

as Blind Driver

as Blond On Train

as Saloon Gambler
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Critic Reviews for Shanghai Noon

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (32)

Much of its strength comes from the central clash between Jackie's indomitable energy and Wilson's knowingly anachronistic cool, while lots of visual and verbal gags keep things whistling.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Sioux who are. This is equal-opportunity nuttiness, and there's a method to it.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

You can't get a whole lot less substantial than this, but well-played, friendly banter is tough to do, and the film hits its mark perfectly on that front.

Full Review… | May 19, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Though the film nakedly seeks a wide audience through conventional plotting and characterization—and despite being (like most action movies) guy-centric—Shanghai Noon provides good, clean "family" fun. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | May 14, 2013
Groucho Reviews

Engaging Jackie Chan movie for older teens and up.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

As far as light, brainless summer entertainment goes, it makes the grade.

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Shanghai Noon

½

Tom Dey merges the east and west into Shanghai Noon.There is actually enough of a story to fill the 100 minutes of screen time. The pacing is never too slow nor too fast, although the film tends to drift every now and then to thrown in some comedic antics that do deliver some laughs.The action is highly stylized and highly entertaining. The use of the environment and non-weaponized objects in the choreography does wonders to the martial arts sequences.Despite the story taking place in Owen Wilson's territory, the film belongs to Jackie Chan. His facial expressions and line delivery equate to laughs. His stunt work is also a positive. Xander Berkeley turns out to be a solid cowboy, while Brandon Merrill and Lucy Liu provide the girl power.Shanghai Noon excels as a comedic action western. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

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JY Skacto

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Directors Cat

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Okay actioner cum ha-ha with a Chinese palace guard (Chan) venturing to the Old West to save a princess (Liu). On the road a vicious cowboy outlaw (Wilson, providing the ha-ha) teaches him about truth, justice and the A-murr-eh-can way. It ain't perfect, but it'll do.

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Kevin M. Williams

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