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Shanghai Knights Reviews

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February 7, 2003
Shanghai Knights never comes close to the wacky surprise of Shanghai Noon.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2003
Given a more credible narrative that cared a little about the characters, Shanghai Knights could have been solid entertainment. As it is, it ranks no higher than a passable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2003
Jackie Chan ups the ante with some of his best chop-socky moves, but there's little else to get excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 7, 2003
The duo still generates electricity; however, without compelling material to serve as a conductor, Chan and Wilson generate few of those laughter sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2003
Shanghai Knights doesn't have the verve Shanghai Noon did. It's long on attitude and short on plot or characterization.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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+
February 6, 2003
Lazy and resolutely witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
February 4, 2003
The story just rambles along, picking up more or less where the original left off as if the filmmakers thought the original would have been twice as funny if it had been four hours long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2003
It's nearly impossible to shake the 'been there done that' undertones of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 7, 2003
[A] mundane sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
You have to wonder when these lackluster Chan and Wilson vehicles will end.
June 26, 2003
Instead of penning a funny action film, the screenwriters created a Mad-Lib filled with wink-wink instances where the two main characters run into historical bigwigs.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2003
Sets up its next episode for a Hollywood setting, but if it continues down this path we may be in for a Shanghai Surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 5, 2003
Shanghai Noon was fun and Shanghai Knights is more of the same -- just not as much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 14, 2003
...the endless, needless brawling gets old very fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 31, 2003
Grating. That's the best word to describe this flat follow-up to Shanghai Noon.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 6, 2003
Chan and Wilson's easy camaraderie remains eminently watchable, but the rough edges from last time out are missed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2003
Wilson has his surfer-dude moments of humor, but he's doing his best with creatively dead material.
February 7, 2003
So appallingly slipshod in all the usual departments is this sequel to the engaging martial-arts comedy Western Shanghai Noon that you're tempted to cite its makers for contempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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