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The Tuxedo Reviews

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 2, 2002
Chan's worst Hollywood film to date.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 1, 2002
The only possible surprise in The Tuxedo would be an extended demonstration of what was once Chan's trademark, the daffily choreographed kineticism forbidden of late by either his own age or the scruples of story editors.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 30, 2002
One of the worst movies of the year.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
September 27, 2002
This overproduced and generally disappointing effort isn't likely to rouse the Rush Hour crowd.
| Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 27, 2002
This movie is about the worst thing Chan has done in the United States.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 27, 2002
It's drab. It's uninteresting. It squanders Chan's uniqueness; it could even be said to squander Jennifer Love Hewitt!
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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 27, 2002
For the first time in Chan's glorious career, credits for various fx-oriented skills far outnumber those for stunts and fight choreography, always in the past the beating, thumping heart of every Chan movie.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 27, 2002
If The Tuxedo actually were a suit, it would fit Chan like a $99 bargain-basement special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 27, 2002
Chan's still a wonder, but The Tuxedo definitely doesn't fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
September 27, 2002
It all adds up to good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
September 27, 2002
Some hack makes a beer commercial and winds up trashing Jackie Chan.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 27, 2002
It is a measure of the screenwriters' laziness that Brown's impromptu aside to Chan during the obligatory closing-credits outtakes sequence turns out to be the wittiest one-liner in the whole picture.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 27, 2002
The material in this spy spoof is, pardon the pun, awfully frayed.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 27, 2002
During The Tuxedo's 90 minutes of screen time, there isn't one true 'Chan moment'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
September 27, 2002
As an actor, [Chan] does stretch a bit.
| Original Score: B
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
September 27, 2002
Donovan ... squanders his main asset, Jackie Chan, and fumbles the vital action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
September 27, 2002
There's so much show-offy cutting and so much trickery with film speed and camera work in this movie when it comes to Chan's stunts that you can't really be sure Jackie is actually executing the maneuvers you see.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2002
The movie is silly beyond comprehension, and even if it weren't silly, it would still be beyond comprehension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 27, 2002
The jokes are as fresh as rotten eggs and the direction stoops to the occasion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 27, 2002
Stranded in the middle of this mess, looking a bit flummoxed, is martial-arts master Jackie Chan, who beats the bejabbers out of everyone in his path, perhaps mistaking them for the writers.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 26, 2002
A mechanical action-comedy whose seeming purpose is to market the charismatic Jackie Chan to even younger audiences.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
September 26, 2002
Mr. Chan deserves much better than a hand-me-down suit that smells like a rental.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 26, 2002
We don't want to see Chan with wires any more than we want to see him in the high-speed car chase or a gunfight.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
September 26, 2002
It's one loud, chaotic, enjoyable blast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2002
Chan is still able to project the boyishness and insecurity of the new kid on the block. But even those aren't enough to make Tuxedo a black-tie affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 26, 2002
Who writes this stuff, anyway? Does this not sound like utter gibberish?
| Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2002
It's a fun gimmick ... if not an altogether fun movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 26, 2002
A generally joyless affair thanks to a script by committee and a director with no grasp of Chan's work and no feel for this sort of comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 26, 2002
Chan needs a foil, and Hewitt, while perky, doesn't project nearly enough comedy weight.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 26, 2002
This is one more movie where you can tell that at least some of the moviemakers -- the scriptwriters at least -- think originality is a sin.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 26, 2002
Why would anyone cast the magnificent Jackie Chan in a movie full of stunt doubles and special effects?
| Original Score: C-