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Shanghai Knights Reviews

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.
February 10, 2003
Like an Abbott & Costello comedy, Shanghai Knights is truly dumb, sometimes inconsistent, but awfully funny.
February 7, 2003
Knights will surely find an enthusiastic following before it gets to video.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2003
[A] mundane sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2003
Grand, undemanding entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2003
A desperately unfunny action comedy, mirthless not only in its effect on an audience but in its whole aura.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
February 7, 2003
Shanghai Knights never comes close to the wacky surprise of Shanghai Noon.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2003
[Chan and Wilson] imbue Shanghai Knights with an aura of collegial high spirits, even when the writers leave them hanging.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2003
Except for some doubles, Chan performs his fight scenes in this film live on camera while doing his most creative choreography in years.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2003
If Knights isn't exactly great filmmaking, it is at least a lot of silly fun.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 7, 2003
A nice mindless diversion of a film that provides a few chuckles, and some pretty fancy footwork by the always invincible Jackie Chan and the constantly optimistic Wilson.
February 7, 2003
The movie is just the sort of mindless entertainment we're ready for after all of December's distinguished and significant Oscar finalists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
February 7, 2003
Far from great but greatly entertaining, Jackie Chan's Shanghai Knights is certainly one of the best of his English-language pictures.
February 7, 2003
A pretty entertaining movie, in a kick-you- in-the-pants kind of way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2003
Manages to entertain even as it's floating into the ether.
Full Review | 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
Even more fun than the 2000 original.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2003
Although the movie doesn't contain wall-to-wall action, the martial-arts set pieces are on a par with Chan's best work.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 6, 2003
There isn't a minute of Shanghai Knights that didn't have me grinning.
February 6, 2003
Chan and Wilson are like a Nerf ball and a screwball improvising a game suited to their oddball physics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2003
With Shanghai Knights, [Chan] has come through with one of his best.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 6, 2003
Lazy and resolutely witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2003
Shanghai Knights is more of the same. In this case, that's good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 6, 2003
The chemistry that made Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson sizzle so well in 2000's Shanghai Noon is every bit as potent in Shanghai Knights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2003
A sequel that one-ups the original.
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 6, 2003
Shanghai Knights isn't brilliant, but it's amiable and sometimes hilarious escapist stuff.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 6, 2003
An action-comedy sequel so indefatigably preposterous and farklemt -- as they say in certain Upper West Side saloons -- that it actually improves on the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
January 31, 2003
Grating. That's the best word to describe this flat follow-up to Shanghai Noon.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 28, 2003
Propelled by potent chemistry between Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, Shanghai Knights proves that, sometimes, bigger actually can be better.
January 28, 2003
It's the stronger supporting players and script that make Knights a more palatable hybrid than Noon.