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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The best of Jackie Chan's American movies, a pleasant little action comedy that makes one wonder how other filmmakers could ever get it wrong. show more

  • 63
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Longer on action than comedy. But with Chan's affable charm and stunning leaps, kicks and jumps, it's a good-natured and amusing spectacle. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Chan proves yet again that he has the virtuosic grace -- and goofiness -- of any of the great clowns of the silent era, and a complete refusal to abide by the laws of gravity. Do let us be clear, however, that the movie's plot, minus a few roundhouse kicks, is straight out of the Scooby-Doo playbook. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Chan's signature mix of screwball comedy and gymnastic derring-do landed him his own cartoon series a few years back, and The Medallion -- with its bumbling spies and bounding star -- is about as cartoonish as live action gets. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Evans fumbles through painfully extended homophobic jokes, weak double entendres and agonizingly contorted double-takes. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A disposable entertainment, redeemed by silliness, exaggeration, and Chan's skill and charm. I would not want to see it twice, but I liked seeing it once. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    A magic-meets-macho cop movie that's more gimmick than actual movie. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Since the stunts are sub-par and feature considerable computer help, the movie gives the impression that it's trying too hard to be campy and silly. show more

  • 38
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    The formulaic movie would be forgettable but inoffensive if it were anyone else posing for blue screen CGI effects. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Given the complete lack of chemistry between Chan and Forlani, their rather awkward lip-lock isn't worth $10 to see. Sadly, neither is anything else here. show more

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