(2000)

Critic Reviews

77

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
As irresistible as Chan is irrepressible. In a movie season in which, it seems, all the blockbusters boast wheels, it's a treat to see a movie that has legs.
90
Rolling Stone
Wilson is flat-out hilarious, playing this cowboy like a surfer dude zapped back in time.
88
Boston Globe
There's plenty of invention and exuberant vigor in the chopsocky, and Wilson's cool, ironic drollery provides the perfect foil for Chan's heroics.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
If you see only one martial arts Western this year (and there is probably an excellent chance of that), this is the one.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Crow Indians who are. Whoosh!
75
USA Today
This one looks like a sure bet for seven weeks (at least) of audience good fortune.
75
Chicago Tribune
The first hit movie western of the new century - wins us with a wink. It leaves you in a bright, happily cross-cultural mood. Adios, amigos. And vaya con Jackie Chan.
75
New York Post
The most enjoyable western comedy since "Blazing Saddles."
63
New York Daily News
A silly buddy caper that should delight the adolescent at heart, even if some of the jokes have been sitting too long in the desert sun.
55
Mr. Showbiz
Given a decent script, they might make a fun summer movie. Given the script for Shanghai Noon, they've come up with a middling Old West oater that falls flat at least as often as it finds the funny bone.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Lacks confidence in its own much bigger, potentially fascinating story -- an American tale of pageantry and history.

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