Shanghai Noon Reviews
February 14, 2021
Shanghai Noon feels both like a flashback to an earlier time of more innocent pictures, and also slightly predictive of the vanguard of colourful comic-book cinema to come.
March 30, 2016
It's a clever variation on the buddy cop picture, with Jackie Chan showing both his comic chops and his martial arts skills, and Owen Wilson doing what he does best-playing a laid-back, chick-magnet California surfer dude.
May 19, 2013
You can't get a whole lot less substantial than this, but well-played, friendly banter is tough to do, and the film hits its mark perfectly on that front.
May 14, 2013
Though the film nakedly seeks a wide audience through conventional plotting and characterization—and despite being (like most action movies) guy-centric—Shanghai Noon provides good, clean "family" fun. [Blu-ray]
January 6, 2010
As far as light, brainless summer entertainment goes, it makes the grade.
August 7, 2008
The first half of this film is great entertainment, and then it starts to unravel, but not before Chan establishes himself as a dynamic comedian.
September 23, 2007
The movie walks the line between good stupid humor and embarrassing stupid humor, and usually manages to stay on the good side.
July 14, 2007
This movie is not about plot (which is a shame because there might have been a good story to tell here), it's about fun Martial Arts action. And Mr. Chan as usual, delivers. Service with a smile.
June 24, 2006
Much of its strength comes from the central clash between Jackie's indomitable energy and Wilson's knowingly anachronistic cool, while lots of visual and verbal gags keep things whistling.
May 26, 2006
I'm pleased to report that Shanghai Noon is the best Jackie Chan movie in many moons.
December 6, 2005
Dey ultimately lets Chan down. If the legendary actor could have brought in old school chum Sammo Hung, he could have made this a great picture.
December 6, 2005
April 9, 2005
Having Jackie Chan's capable martial arts talents involved in this mix helps to keep the humor level high and the fight scenes exciting.
December 6, 2004
While the western boastfulness may get on your nerves, Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan make the adventure a barrel of fun.
October 31, 2004
Director Tom Dey does an admirable job of capturing all the tremendous agility of Chan. It almost seems like Sammo Hung, one of Chan's best Asian directors, was working in tandem with Dey.
July 15, 2003
The movie Wild Wild West should have been.
February 8, 2003
Wilson is the glue that holds the story together, and propels Shanghai Noon to the same stature held by Rush Hour.