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Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

June 30, 2004
Amiably dorky redo.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 21, 2004
It was exactly what I expected and that's something I didn't really want to see.
June 19, 2004
Around the World in 80 Days is never as delightful and silly as it needs to be.
June 18, 2004
The gags are physical but rarely funny.
June 17, 2004
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 16, 2004
Has that cheesy, chintzy mid-Florida feel that we all know and love, despite its $110 million budget.
June 16, 2004
This second bigscreen version of Jules Verne's 1873 novel takes plenty of liberties with the material and never generates much genuine excitement, but provides an agreeable ride without overloading it with contemporary filmmaking mannerisms.
June 16, 2004
Plays like a listless '60s overseas co-production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
Jules Verne is rotating in his grave worrying about his other works ripe for plucking from the public domain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 16, 2004
Properly silly and slapsticky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2004
An energetic and enormously good-natured family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 16, 2004
Offers only snooze-worthy action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
Feel[s] like a future ride at the Magic Kingdom.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2004
A journey worth taking.
June 16, 2004
This $110-million fiasco is the sort of movie that gives family entertainment a bad name.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 16, 2004
One of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 16, 2004
The major problem with Around the World is that there's just not quite enough Chan, or at least the Chan we want to see, which is the acrobatic clown.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
Despite all the audience-pleasing laughs and derring-do, it fails to take us anywhere we haven't been before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
Around the World in 80 Days is modestly diverting summer fare, but at about the halfway mark you're going to start wondering, 'Are we there yet?'
Read More | Original Score: C
June 16, 2004
Is it any wonder [Chan] is aching for something different?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2004
This comedy is billed as being 'based on the novel by Jules Verne,' but 'suggested by' or 'borrowing the title and character names of' would be more accurate.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
It's light as a fly, but springs some genuinely funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2004
A peppy, fast-moving, wafer-thin amusement that's fine for kids if you don't mind a lot of Three Stooges-style martial arts. For grown-ups, it's the equivalent of a 59-cent tin globe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 16, 2004
As he hit the long home stretch, I couldn't help but wish that Fogg had managed to shave a week or two off his itinerary.
June 15, 2004
Anyone who has not seen the original movie will wonder why Chan is gadding about in the bowler derby of an English valet, and anyone who has seen the Cantinflas version most likely will long for the real thing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 15, 2004
Not even Chan's imaginative fight choreography redeems this folly.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 15, 2004
A satisfying slice of old-fashioned storybook entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2004
If [Verne] saw the movie with youngsters, he'd appreciate how much they enjoyed it.
June 15, 2004
An unexpectedly buoyant spectacular.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 15, 2004
Any resemblance between Jules Verne's marvelous science fiction novel or Mike Todd's enjoyable 1956 movie is pure happenstance.
June 15, 2004
Plays like a Three Stooges travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 15, 2004
A dead-on-arrival movie idea.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 15, 2004
Except for little kids and relatives of the cast, there's not much appeal to this numbing remake.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2004
As the tourist on a time budget, the usually brilliant Coogan merely mugs and flails ... while he and able straight man Chan enjoy scant opportunity to develop any comic rapport.
June 15, 2004
To say that all this is painfully contrived is to suggest that Verne's tale wasn't, but at least the novel had some tension.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4