(2002)

Critic Reviews

30

Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Boston Globe
The jokes are as fresh as rotten eggs and the direction stoops to the occasion.
50
Chicago Tribune
A breakthrough for karate comedy king Chan, but not necessarily the kind we've all been waiting and hoping for. It's an ultra-digitized DreamWorks show crammed with elaborate special effects, the kind that physical-stunt specialist Chan has always avoided.
50
ReelViews
You know you're in trouble when 50% of the running length is devoted to plot exposition, and the movie still doesn't make any sense.
50
It's a fun gimmick -- the sartorial equivalent of those red shoes in the fairy tale that made an ordinary girl dance like Terpsichore -- if not an altogether fun movie.
42
Portland Oregonian
In The Tuxedo, ridiculously, Chan's just a suit. A suit walking Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts around. Chan deserves better.
40
Feather-light and proudly goofy, this Jackie Chan action comedy appears to be aimed squarely at under-12s.
30
Village Voice
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.
25
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
It's a comic-book idea that might have been fun. But it's beyond the reach of first-time feature director Kevin Donovan, who squanders his main asset, Jackie Chan, and fumbles the vital action sequences.
25
Miami Herald
Who writes this stuff, anyway? Does this not sound like utter gibberish? Surely, this film did not actually get made, did it? Yes, it did. I have seen it. But you, oh, fortunate one, don't have to. Consider yourself lucky.
10
Washington Post
The result isn't merely ludicrous, it's something far worse. 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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