Shanghai Noon Reviews
December 2, 2002
Shanghai Noon is an accomplished follow-up to Jackie Chan's first big-budget US film Rush Hour.
November 7, 2002
Jackie Chan's East-meets-Western action comedy is surprising fun.
October 30, 2002
Jackie Chan and a cowboy film all in one - as inspired as Wispa's decision to add biscuit bits.
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.
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 clichs.
August 2, 2002
Not since Mel Brooks' hilarious Blazing Saddles has there been such an outrageous Western as Shanghai Noon.
June 18, 2002
This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Sioux who are. This is equal-opportunity nuttiness, and there's a method to it.
June 18, 2002
This is not the laugh riot that you might expect. Same goes for the fighting. There's certainly a lot less here than in the average Jackie Chan movie.
June 5, 2002
It is precisely the movie for which Jackie Chan fans have always dreamed--a true Jackie Chan film, financed with Hollywood money.
March 24, 2002
Chan is saddled with the languorous, droll wit of Owen Wilson and the result is tedious.
March 22, 2002
February 28, 2002
I watched, fascinated, as one of the most gifted athletes I have ever had the privilege to watch worked his magic.
December 10, 2001
It's funnier and more polished than it deserves to be. There's absolutely nothing you can take seriously, which is a good thing since none of the cast seem to be taking it seriously themselves. So just sit back and, like them, enjoy the ride.
October 29, 2001
It makes the most of Chan's talents, a martial artist who infuses all of his films with charm and good humor.
October 24, 2001
Not only does it resurrect a nearly defunct sub-genre, but it succeeds far more than it has any right to.
June 14, 2001
Don't let my regret at the repression of Jackie's glorious insanity stop you from seeing Shanghai Noon - go and enjoy it.
April 17, 2001
This plot has made the rounds in umpteen action flicks, but director Tom Dey seems to have more on his mind as he gleefully sends up the Hollywood western.
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.