(2003)

Critic Reviews

38

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
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.
75
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.
63
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.
63
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.
60
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.
50
Chicago Tribune
A magic-meets-macho cop movie that's more gimmick than actual movie.
50
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.
38
Miami Herald
The formulaic movie would be forgettable but inoffensive if it were anyone else posing for blue screen CGI effects.
38
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.
33
Entertainment Weekly
The Medallion makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.
25
New York Daily News
Evans fumbles through painfully extended homophobic jokes, weak double entendres and agonizingly contorted double-takes.

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