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Video Review: 'Shanghai Noon'

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Shanghai Noon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
performer:
Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Jason Connery, Lucy Liu
director:
Tom Dey
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
Miles Millar
genre:
Western, ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a B+

Playing a Chinese imperial guard dispatched to America’s Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess (Lucy Liu), Chan displays his time-tested flair for physical comedy and imaginatively staged fights. But it’s Wilson, as a hapless outlaw, who makes this very funny buddy-movie work: His goofy, low-key charm ropes in and tames his costar’s manic energy. Thanks to its pair of aces, Shanghai Noon deals a winning hand. B+

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