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Shanghai Noon Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Engaging Jackie Chan movie for older teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 6, 2010
As far as light, brainless summer entertainment goes, it makes the grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I'm pleased to report that Shanghai Noon is the best Jackie Chan movie in many moons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
While the western boastfulness may get on your nerves, Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan make the adventure a barrel of fun.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Max Messier
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 15, 2003
The movie Wild Wild West should have been.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Wilson is the glue that holds the story together, and propels Shanghai Noon to the same stature held by Rush Hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andy Richards
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Shanghai Noon is an accomplished follow-up to Jackie Chan's first big-budget US film Rush Hour.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Jackie Chan's East-meets-Western action comedy is surprising fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Jackie Chan and a cowboy film all in one - as inspired as Wispa's decision to add biscuit bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
If only a little of the resources had been spent on a good script, Shanghai Noon might have been the great Jackie Chan movie his fans have been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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