Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

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June 30, 2004
Amiably dorky redo.
June 22, 2004
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 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.
June 16, 2004
Jules Verne is rotating in his grave worrying about his other works ripe for plucking from the public domain.
June 16, 2004
Properly silly and slapsticky.
June 16, 2004
An energetic and enormously good-natured family movie.
June 16, 2004
Offers only snooze-worthy action scenes.
June 16, 2004
Feel[s] like a future ride at the Magic Kingdom.
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.
June 16, 2004
One of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen.
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.
June 16, 2004
Despite all the audience-pleasing laughs and derring-do, it fails to take us anywhere we haven't been before.
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?'
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