The Medallion


The Medallion

Critics Consensus

The use of special effects diminishes some of Chan's appeal in this disposable picture.



Total Count: 125


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Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling crimelord Snakehead (Julian Sands). The partners get seriously wounded and a mysterious ancient medallion transforms them into superpowered warriors called Highbinders. The two halves of the medallion are supposed to grant eternal life when joined together by a powerful young boy who was born during a specific time in the Year of the Snake. The villainous Snakehead wants to gets his hands on both the child and the medallion, and the heros try to stop him. Aided by special effects and action choreography by Sammo Hung, Chan fights his way toward a violent conclusion with Snakehead that takes place in mid-air.. Claire Forlani plays Jackie Chan's love interest, the Interpol agent Nicole. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Jackie Chan
as Eddie Yang
Lee Evans
as Arthur Watson
Claire Forlani
as Nicole James
Julian Sands
as Snakehead
John Rhys-Davies
as Hammerstock-Smythe
Anthony Wong
as Lester Wong
Christy Chung
as Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers
as Giscard
Siu-Ming Lau
as Antiquarium Dealer
Diana C. Weng
as Undercover Woman
Chow Pok Fu
as High Priest
Anthony Carpio
as Guard Monk
Bruce Khan
as Snakehead Thug
Scott Adkins
as Henchman
Han Guan Hua
as Henchman
Neili Conroy
as Interpol Receptionist
Billy Hill
as Miles Watson
Tara Leniston
as Jai's Nurse
Nikki Berwick
as Kidnap Nurse
Paul Andreovski
as Kidnap Porter
Howard Gibbins
as Professor of Archeology
Rick Nathanson
as Physician
Alfred Cheung
as Chinese Professor
Mona Lynn
as Astrologer
Kirk Trutner
as Hippie Scientist
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Critic Reviews for The Medallion

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Audience Reviews for The Medallion

  • Jul 12, 2012
    Utterly disappointing, with the plot mainly and somewhat bad actors that pissed me off.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2011
    Eddie Yang is a Hong Kong cop working with Interpol to try and bring down criminal `Snakehead' (played by Julian Sands) who is after an ancient medallion and it`s keeper, a young Oriental boy, who has been chosen to give life, power and immortality to whomever he heals with it. After the boy is kidnapped during a failed attempt of capturing Snakehead, Eddie is sent to Dublin, Ireland where he joins forces with Agent Nicole James (the fantastically eye-pleasing Claire Forlani) and the less-than-competent Agent Watson (Lee Evans), a nerdy Interpol officer, who can't seem to get anything right. After a near-fatal accident Eddie is suddenly transformed into a 'Highbinder'--an immortal warrior with superhuman powers and must go face to face with the menacing Snakehead who desperately wants the medallion back. Jackie is fun to watch as is Christy Chung (Lee's wife) who has a hidden armory in the broom cupboard ~although there is no given explanation for that~ lol. Eerily reminiscent of Eddie Murphy's "The Golden Child." But I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys Jackie Chan movies!
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2010
    I do love Jackie Chan, but this movie was not as good as I expected to be.
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2009
    The Medaillon. I tried so hard to watch this Movie to end but it just bored me.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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