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Shanghai Noon Reviews

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March 24, 2002
Chan is saddled with the languorous, droll wit of Owen Wilson and the result is tedious.
January 1, 2000
Doesn't have the zing of Chan's Hong Kong-shot efforts.
January 1, 2000
So awful I ate like a human Iguanadon just to keep from yelling profanities at the screen.
January 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon, which lacks Rush Hour's manic energy, also lacks confidence in its own much bigger, potentially fascinating story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
The plots for most Chan movies are glorified coat hangers on which to drape elaborate fights and sight gags. Shanghai Noon is slightly more sophisticated, but it still treats plot twists and peripheral characters as impositions.
January 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon is hardly as enervating as its trailer would lead you to believe -- but not by much.
January 1, 2000
It's dumb as a board but often funny -- as long as you keep your brain in the car and get in touch with your inner 14-year-old.
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2001
Even at under two hours, Shanghai Noon feels lengthier than a double bill of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 10, 2002
First time director Tom Dey's movie looks pretty good is relatively well put together, but storywise, it just wanders aimlessly through various Western clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Ultimately dragged on for too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
For Jackie Chan to succeed in Hollywood, Hollywood must let Jackie be Jackie -- something the jokey Western Shanghai Noon does only sporadically.
January 1, 2000
The movie isn't completely unlikeable, but it's not for Chan connoisseurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The jokes are obvious and rarely funny.
January 1, 2000
It's hard to imagine why anyone of any age would find other elements of this movie's attempt at a comic text even mildly amusing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Soon degenerates into a formula, dum-dum buddy picture that strains the talents of its ingratiating cast, as well as the audience's patience.
January 1, 2000
Dey's pedestrian direction threatens to drain the fun from even the good stuff, by finding the least interesting way to shoot nearly every scene.
Full Review
January 1, 2000
Far too much time passes between good punches and punch lines.
January 1, 2000
[Wilson's] quiet self-satire plays like a persistent gnat reminding you that you'd rather be waching another movie.
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