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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Coraci has given us a film that is not only amusing, but well-acted, and not only well-acted, but gorgeous. Micha Klein's animated transitions alone, which are used to signal each change in location, are wondrous and lovely to behold. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Just going through the motions here (and mild ones at that), both Chan and the movie should have stayed at home. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A tatty but good-natured time-passer. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Not even Chan's imaginative fight choreography redeems this folly. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    With the exception of one masterfully choreographed - and improbably bloodless - martial-arts gang fight, the new version of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is one of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Any resemblance between Jules Verne's marvelous science fiction novel or Mike Todd's enjoyable 1956 movie is pure happenstance. This is simply a Jackie Chan movie pitched to youngsters who enjoy slapstick fights and goofy caricatures. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    None of this amounts to anything more than goofy fun, but that's what the ads promise, and the movie delivers. show more

  • 75
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Kids deserve an adventure movie like this, one that might inspire them to become junior inventors and ignite their interest in the world's many wonders. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Brightly colored, spiffily designed and easy to sit through in a harmless Disney sort of way, but the comedy never accumulates any momentum. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Coogan and Broadbent are agile and expressive, but too much time goes to Chan's silly stunts. A colorful disappointment. show more

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