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The Medallion (2003)

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

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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
Rating:
PG-13 (for action violence and some sexual humor)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
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Box Office:
$21,963,412.00
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Cast

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
Nicholas Tse
as Waiter
Edison Chen
as Waiter
Scott Adkins
as Henchman
Michael Strange
as Henchman
Hiroyoshi Komuro
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

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (35)

Repeatedly falls back on poorly staged, choppily edited (and gunplay-heavy) fight scenes between Chan and a gloomy, power-mad villain.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This outing, Jackie doesn't bring much humor or personality to his role.

August 26, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

If writers think that they have to give Jackie Chan superpowers and special effects in order for him to do amazing things, they clearly have no idea who they're writing for.

Full Review… | August 23, 2003
Salon.com
Top Critic

Chan's normally homegrown stuntwork is replaced by a lot of wire fighting and special effects.

August 22, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

So cheesy and cheap that it almost attains high camp.

August 22, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Medallion

I do love Jackie Chan, but this movie was not as good as I expected to be.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

The Medaillon. I tried so hard to watch this Movie to end but it just bored me.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

½

Funncy and cheerful light hearted kung fu movie with jack chan,lee evans and the really good looking claire forlani (meet joe black)

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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