Shanghai Noon Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Engaging Jackie Chan movie for older teens and up.
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.
December 2, 2002
Shanghai Noon is an accomplished follow-up to Jackie Chan's first big-budget US film Rush Hour.
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.
March 22, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon isn't the worst film of the year. But, for me, it may be the most disappointing.
January 1, 2000
Fast, furious and, quite often, very, very funny.
January 1, 2000
A sure-fire summer crowd-pleaser, and the most enjoyable western comedy since Blazing Saddles, Shanghai Noon is a cheerful, good-hearted delight.
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.
January 1, 2000
Far too much time passes between good punches and punch lines.
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 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon is the movie Wild Wild West tried to be last summer.
January 1, 2000
It's not especially good, but not bad, either.
January 1, 2000
The typical machinations of an event movie dictate multiple overblown climaxes that leave one less than bowled over.
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
If you see only one martial arts Western this year (and there is probably an excellent chance of that), this is the one.
January 1, 2000
For Chan, it's a step in the right direction, although he has yet to be given the opportunity to bring the full force of his charisma to bear on an English speaking audience.
January 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon is all the lighthearted fun last summer's heavy-metal Wild Wild West wasn't.
January 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon lassos up all the revisionist laughs and action scenes that last summer's Wild Wild West botched.
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