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Shanghai Knights Reviews

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 20, 2003
I could complain that it's more of the same, but if it's not broke, I don't expect them to fix it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 19, 2003
If you're gonna insist on making a distressingly formulaic sequel to a distressingly formulaic comedy, then this might be the way to go, by overstuffing it with so much nonsensical material that some of it is bound to charm through sheer willpower.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
February 18, 2003
Skip this one if for no other reason than to tell all those bigwigs in Hollywood that you won't stand for them serving you reheated piles of steaming crap. Send the message that they at least have to stir in some salsa or something.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 14, 2003
At times, it feels just as fresh and funny as the first film... which makes the periodic dead patches all the more difficult to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 12, 2003
Director David Dobkin and screenwriters Alfred Gough and Michael Millar (and probably Jackie Chan) not only know movies, they obviously love them %u2013 and that affection comes through in nearly every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 11, 2003
Everyone involved worked to make the sequel funnier and more entertaining - and they've succeeded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
February 11, 2003
This Jackie Chan/Owen Wilson sequel is a slack retread of Shanghai Noon -- but it's hard to get too upset about that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ed Park
Village Voice
February 11, 2003
It's a merry surfeit, lofted by calisthenic wow above the usual level for late-era Jackie and Wilson's mellow-gold delivery.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 11, 2003
Shanghai Knights has the pacing and action of Chan's classic Hong Kong films, but with the polish and production values of a Hollywood project.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 10, 2003
Like an Abbott & Costello comedy, Shanghai Knights is truly dumb, sometimes inconsistent, but awfully funny.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 10, 2003
One exquisite sequence has Jackie both dancing and fighting to the tune of "Singin' in the Rain." It is a wonderfully entertaining fight scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B
George Wu
February 10, 2003
Jackie Chan's best film since 1992's Police Story 3: Super Cop.
David Grove
Film Threat
February 10, 2003
A lazy and limp film, completely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
February 10, 2003
Chan and Wilson have an easy chemistry together and director David Dobkin ... knows enough not to get in the way of that or the fight choreography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 10, 2003
Shanghai Knights is a mess. A few ground rules would have helped immensely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
February 10, 2003
At one point, Roy just flat-out tells Chon that, though they may not be accomplishing anything, he's really enjoying their current adventure. And that's pretty much the spirit of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2003
A royally enjoyable romp.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Rebecca Murray
February 9, 2003
It's nearly impossible to shake the 'been there done that' undertones of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Ramsey
February 8, 2003
This is one of those movies where people turn their heads and you hear a "swoosh"! That sound effect reportedly originated with a head-turn by actor Ben Kingsley. "In a stiff breeze," explained Owen Wilson, "Ben's nose could win the America's Cup."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nicolas Lacroix
February 8, 2003
Moins réussi que l'original mais tout de même amusant .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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