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The Tuxedo (2002)

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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 137
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 107

Chan is as charming as ever, but his talents are squandered by special effects and bad writing.

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Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 28

Chan is as charming as ever, but his talents are squandered by special effects and bad writing.

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Average Rating: 2.5/5
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Movie Info

Clothes make the superspy in this high-energy action comedy. Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) is a well-meaning but clumsy New York City cab driver who is tapped by Steena (Debi Mazar), associate to multi-millionaire Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), for a new job as Devlin's personal limo driver. After a mysterious accident lands Devlin in the hospital, Tong learns that his new boss has a secret -- when he's not wheeling and dealing in high finance, Devlin is also a secret agent for the CSA, a top-level

Feb 25, 2003

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All Critics (151) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (107) | DVD (21)

Chan's worst Hollywood film to date.

October 2, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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The only possible surprise in The Tuxedo would be an extended demonstration of what was once Chan's trademark, the daffily choreographed kineticism forbidden of late by either his own age or the scruples of story editors.

October 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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One of the worst movies of the year.

September 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This overproduced and generally disappointing effort isn't likely to rouse the Rush Hour crowd.

September 27, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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This movie is about the worst thing Chan has done in the United States.

September 27, 2002
Washington Post
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It's drab. It's uninteresting. It squanders Chan's uniqueness; it could even be said to squander Jennifer Love Hewitt!

September 27, 2002
Washington Post
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A cute idea, miserably executed.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker? Great. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson? Cool. Jackie Chan and... Jennifer Love Hewitt? What the f**k?

December 28, 2008 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comment (1)
TheMovieReport.com

The Tuxedo is sort of like a film that might have been made from a song by Burt Bacharach; its central conceit is odd, implausible, even a bit silly, but one can hardly begrudge it those elements when the thing plays so beautifully.

July 2, 2008 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

... The Tuxedo is an amusing diversion.

January 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Both Chan and Hewitt need to have some serious talks with their agents.

September 6, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

Apesar de Jackie Chan ser sempre simpático, não há uma única coreografia de luta interessante ao longo de todo o filme, o que é decepcionante. Além disso, Hewitt está insuportável.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

This film could have been for Chan what The Mask was for Jim Carrey. Unfortunately, it will be more like what Leonard Part 6 was for Bill Cosby.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

Chan's ballet-like martial arts moves don't disappoint, and his nice-guy, fun-loving attitude is highly contagious.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

...Only marginally funny at its best.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

This is Jackie Pants not Jackie Chan.

January 16, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

The charisma of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jackie Chan elevates an otherwise run-of-the-mill film into enjoyable entertainment.

January 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment
Radio Free Entertainment

[Tennant and Donovan] couldn't direct their way out of an empty stage with a big red light spinning in the doorway.

January 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Hot Button
Hot Button

If it weren't for the likeability of Jackie Chan and his inventive, acrobatic, larger than life and entertaining martial arts prowess, a film like The Tuxedo would be a minor disaster.

December 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Surely Jackie Chan deserves better than this?

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: BBC

The Tuxedo miscalculates badly by forcing the star to play second fiddle to the dull effects that allow the suit to come to life.

November 20, 2002
Creative Loafing

I patiently waited for the credits and then ran for the exit.

November 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Greater Milwaukee Today
Greater Milwaukee Today

With a story that would be right at home in a lame-brained Rob Schneider comedy, the film seems to have been spit out by some sort of devious Hollywood assembly line.

October 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

A keeper, for its humor, its action, its hint of romance -- and its too-brief cameo by the great James Brown.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

There's nothing like an "underdog battles against all odds to conquer evil" story, especially when said underdog is partnered with something as sinfully delicious as Jennifer Love Hewitt.

October 12, 2002
Matt's Movie Reviews

It has plenty of stunts and action, but the plot is very weak and the jokes are a bigger bust than recent NASDAQ returns.

October 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Oh wow, why? Why?! I don't even know if this warrants a review. It's like Spy Kids 2 meets Jackie Chan meets... severe overproduction. Who, in their right mind, thought this would be a good idea when it was pitched? Seriously.
July 21, 2011
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

If It weren't for Jackie Chan this would be a horrible film, the script is pretty bad and Jennifer Love Hewwit is just annoying. It does however raise a few laughs which make it almost worthwhile.
June 9, 2011
Cameron Sherwell

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    1. Clark Devlin: Jimmy, I hate to say this, but don't take advice from women about women.
    – Submitted by Lea L (2 years ago)
    1. Jimmy Tong: The name's Tong, James Tong.
    – Submitted by Lea L (2 years ago)
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