The Medallion Reviews

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November 5, 2003
It's a lame slapstick actioner in which Jackie Chan lets CGI effects take the heat instead of his arthritic joints.
August 27, 2003
Makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.
August 26, 2003
This outing, Jackie doesn't bring much humor or personality to his role.
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 22, 2003
Chan's normally homegrown stuntwork is replaced by a lot of wire fighting and special effects.
August 22, 2003
So cheesy and cheap that it almost attains high camp.
August 22, 2003
This H.K./U.S. co-production at times plays as if it were aimed at children, but more often simply seems to be aiming blind at whatever genre cliche the five credited writers fix upon in any given scene.
Top Critic
August 22, 2003
A good-natured and amusing spectacle.
August 22, 2003
Nine year-olds of all ages ought to be delighted.
August 22, 2003
As special effects reveal how super Eddie Yang is, they also reveal how ordinary Jackie Chan has become.
August 22, 2003
The best of Jackie Chan's American movies.
August 22, 2003
As cartoonish as live action gets.
August 22, 2003
Jackie Chan fans have, of late, been reduced to panning for gold nuggets in the increasingly muddy river that has been his post-Hong Kong Hollywood career. The Medallion, his latest, is just that -- a lot more mud than gold.
August 22, 2003
A B-movie worthy of the term.
August 22, 2003
A pretty bottom- of-the-barrel affair.
August 22, 2003
Beware of Jackie Chan movies featuring the transformational powers of tuxedoes or medallions.
August 22, 2003
The Medallion exposes Jackie Chan as a shrunken master.
August 22, 2003
Unlike Chan's better action-comedies, such as Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon, this one is undercut by off-key humor.
August 22, 2003
Casting Jackie Chan in The Medallion makes about as much sense as sticking Pamela Lee Anderson in a radio play -- it's just such a waste of your star's principal assets.
August 22, 2003
A typically loose and mindless Hong Kong vehicle.
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