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The Medallion Reviews

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August 27, 2003
Repeatedly falls back on poorly staged, choppily edited (and gunplay-heavy) fight scenes between Chan and a gloomy, power-mad villain.
August 27, 2003
Jackie Chan will be back in a good movie soon, and then we can forget about this misstep once and for all. Oh wait, I've forgotten it already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2003
Makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 27, 2003
Granted, it's better than The Tuxedo, but then so are most things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2003
In Jackie Chan's latest, age (Chan is nearly fifty) and a "computer generated images can save everything" attitude negates any excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 26, 2003
This outing, Jackie doesn't bring much humor or personality to his role.
August 25, 2003
When five writers can't churn out something more creative for Jackie Chan's acrobatic skills than this hollow excuse for an action script, it should be buried in turnaround, if not concrete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 25, 2003
Better than 'The Tuxedo,' but worse than 'Shanghai Knights.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 25, 2003
'Beyond the fact that the action is second-rate and forced, most of the film's attempts at humor also fall flat.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 24, 2003
There is a kitchen/dance montage that belongs in a David Lynch movie. Chan and Evans make desert together, then Chan dances with Forlani. I was waiting for Robert Blake to pop out and tell everybody that they're not really here.
August 24, 2003
The tone of it swings madly back and forth, tripping wildly over pointless scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 24, 2003
...another generic and labored Jackie Chan action comedy that has no real kinetic kick to its nutty conception...this Medallion shouldn't be worn proudly around Chan's neck
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2003
One of the Peking Opera-trained superstar's most mediocre films, rivaling last year's God-awful The Tuxedo for sheer messy filmmaking and brazen acts of tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 23, 2003
Although there were a few climb-up-the-wall-moments, mostly there was this out-of-place high-jumping and lightweight bounding around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 23, 2003
About one-quarter of The Medallion is a nifty little action thriller. The rest is a mess.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2003
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.
August 23, 2003
The star has reached the age where his meek, unassuming characters seem peculiar rather than charming.
August 23, 2003
Chan may still have what it takes to perform difficult stunts, but...he is surrounded by a cesspool of ludicrous plotting, incomprehensible storytelling, and characters about as sturdy as wet cement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 23, 2003
The action bits are few and far between; the non-action bits are omnipresent and interminable. May be a solid flick for 10-year-olds, but even they'll be yawning through the nonsensical narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2003
Chan's normally homegrown stuntwork is replaced by a lot of wire fighting and special effects.
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