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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 127
Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 87

Hit-and-miss family fare that bares only the slightest resemblance to Verne's novel.

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 24

Hit-and-miss family fare that bares only the slightest resemblance to Verne's novel.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 261,407

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Jules Verne's famous novel of a daring man who takes on the greatest voyage in history is once again adapted for the big screen in this adventure comedy. In 1872, eccentric British inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) has come up with any number of gadgets to help people travel with greater speed and ease, and is working on plans for a flying machine. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), the head of the Royal Academy of Science, Fogg states his belief that it's possible for

Nov 2, 2004

$23.9M

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All Critics (138) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (87) | DVD (24)

Amiably dorky redo.

June 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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It was exactly what I expected and that's something I didn't really want to see.

June 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Around the World in 80 Days is never as delightful and silly as it needs to be.

June 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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The gags are physical but rarely funny.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Despite the rush to get everyone from place to place, director Frank Coraci luxuriates in colorful visual detail and gives the locals their due.

June 17, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Has that cheesy, chintzy mid-Florida feel that we all know and love, despite its $110 million budget.

June 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Mildly amusing Jackie Chan adventure.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

I was amazed at how little actually happens for a movie with so much action.

November 1, 2006
Christianity Today

It's ironic that this film is less about traveling and more about beating the crap out of people all over the world.

July 25, 2005 Full Review Source: www.kcactive.com

The heart and soul of it, the story and the casting, are a complete mess.

February 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Se eu fosse descendente de Verne processaria os produtores desta adaptação pavorosa por mancharem o nome da família ao incluí-lo nos créditos iniciais.

January 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

...Fogg essentially winds up playing second-banana to Passepartout - a disastrous choice that simply does not work.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

...just another adventure comedy built around Jackie Chan, this time with Verne's travelogue tenuously holding the action scenes together.

October 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

This purely satirical version sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Jackie Chan ... is undermined by the film's lack of direction.

June 30, 2004 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Phony, unfunny family entertainment...packs in almost every racial and cultural stereotype in the world.

June 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

Everything about this production seems tired.

June 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

True to Walt's original vision for Walt Disney pictures...you can taste the corniness.

June 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Jackie Chan is in a tiny tub with a man. Again.

June 24, 2004 Full Review
FilmsInReview.com

Once it settles down, 80 Days becomes a pretty enjoyable comic-action romp that's ultimately twice as much fun as a lot of technically better movies I could name.

June 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The absolutely scariest scene in Around the World in 80 Days features Arnold Schwarzenegger.

June 23, 2004 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

All my critical faculties tell me I shouldn't recommend it. But when I think of how often it I grinned (once a minute) and how often I checked my watch (never), I give up.

June 22, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

The style of humor - with its forced high jinks and pathetic attempts at farce - is so aggressively outrageous that it ultimately becomes abusive to the audience.

June 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Director Frank Coraci plays fast and loose with Jules Verne's classic tome Around The World In 80 Days, but his adaptation never runs out of gas.

June 22, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

You may be pleasantly surprised by just how good this remake of the Jules Verne classic really is.

June 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

Frank Coraci's version of Around the World in 80 Days is a horrible adaptation of the book although I think they were going more for a remake of the 1956 version staring David Niven. For some reason they've decided to ignore the fact that the original story is entertaining enough as it is, and instead of telling it they've turned it into a live action cartoon martial arts film. Apart from the fact Jackie Chan is in it, I can't work out why they thought this was a good idea. The original story has already been made in to a cartoon; Around the World with Willy Fog which I have to say was far superior. I can only imagine they thought loads of cameos was just as good as a good story, maybe people would notice the bad script if we stick Macy Gray here and John Cleese here. Many of the cameos should have known better, although I'm sure they all needed the money. The less said about Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance the better although it does sum up the film quite fairly; A bad idea.
June 18, 2013
SirPant

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[My predicted rating 2.5]

I would never have chosen to watch this film and yet it did have a fair bit of entertainment value. There were some good effects throughout the film and of course some good Martial Arts choreography from Jackie Chan, in fact even the usually irritating Steve Coogan did a good job - a good adventure!
December 4, 2011
76Majikat

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A bad remake of the same-titled 1950s Best Picture Winner.
September 13, 2011
spielberg00

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One of my all time favourite films. Really funny and I haven't seen the original but this has got to be one of the best remakes. Arnold's cameo is amazing!
June 23, 2011
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