The Medallion
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Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling crimelord Snakehead (Julian Sands). The partners get seriously wounded and a mysterious ancient medallion transforms them into superpowered warriors called Highbinders. The two halves of the medallion are supposed to grant eternal life when joined together by a powerful young boy who was born during a specific time in the Year of the Snake. The villainous Snakehead wants to gets his hands on both the child and the medallion, and the heros try to stop him.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Repeatedly falls back on poorly staged, choppily edited (and gunplay-heavy) fight scenes between Chan and a gloomy, power-mad villain."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"If writers think that they have to give Jackie Chan superpowers and special effects in order for him to do amazing things, they clearly have no idea who they're writing for."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"Die-hard Jackie Chan fans may be disappointed."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The Medallion is an honest machine for making money, a meritorious entrepreneurial model."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"It's a lame slapstick actioner in which Jackie Chan lets CGI effects take the heat instead of his arthritic joints."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"Makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Chan's normally homegrown stuntwork is replaced by a lot of wire fighting and special effects."
‑ Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post
"Probably the worst Jackie Chan vehicle to come around in his career..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"... enough distractions to carry us through the doldrums."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Amateurish effects, frenetic camerawork and ridiculous villains prevent Chan's Medallion from emanating true cinematic shine."
‑ Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly
"This outing, Jackie doesn't bring much humor or personality to his role."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"So cheesy and cheap that it almost attains high camp."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"With smooth, energetic direction by Gordon Chan and a love interest in the beautiful Claire Forlani, The Medallion shapes up as one of Jackie Chan's best American films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"For Jackie Chan... the moment of truth may have finally come. Nearly 50... the undeniably engaging star may be near the end of his shelf life as an action figure."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"A special-effects bonanza, and a woefully underwhelming one at that."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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