Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Noon (2000)

The Wild West meets the Far East in a battle for honor, royalty and a trunk full of gold when acrobatic Imperial Guard Chong Wang comes to America to rescue a beautiful kidnapped Chinese princess. With the help of a partner he doesn't… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 26, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although the plot is really nothing to brag about, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson work well together. The cinematography looks great, and Jackie delivers a hilarious performance. This is an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Much of its strength comes from the central clash between Jackie's indomitable energy and Wilson's knowingly anachronistic cool, while lots of visual and verbal gags keep things whistling.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shanghai Noon lassos up all the revisionist laughs and action scenes that last summer's Wild Wild West botched.

James Plath
Family Home Theater

It's a clever variation on the buddy cop picture, with Jackie Chan showing both his comic chops and his martial arts skills, and Owen Wilson doing what he does best-playing a laid-back, chick-magnet California surfer dude.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Sioux who are. This is equal-opportunity nuttiness, and there's a method to it.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Expertly mixes thrills and laughter.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

You can't get a whole lot less substantial than this, but well-played, friendly banter is tough to do, and the film hits its mark perfectly on that front.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

It's hard to imagine why anyone of any age would find other elements of this movie's attempt at a comic text even mildly amusing.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Shanghai Noon is the movie Wild Wild West tried to be last summer.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Though the film nakedly seeks a wide audience through conventional plotting and characterization—and despite being (like most action movies) guy-centric—Shanghai Noon provides good, clean "family" fun. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Pretty good actioner cum ha-ha when a Chinese palace guard (Chan) ventures to the Old West to save a kidnapped princess (Liu). Wilson primary purpose is to hold… More
Alex roy
Shanghai Noon is a much more accomplished action comedy that Rush Hour, which is a horrible film, and with that said, Jackie Chain redeems himself with this… More
JY Skacto
Tom Dey merges the east and west into <i>Shanghai Noon</i>.<p>There is actually enough of a story to fill the 100 minutes of screen time. The… More
Albert Kim
Though its been a while since I've seen it, it's simply a good time with typical… More
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danny d
just about everything about this film is likeable. it has some solid stunt work, funny scenes, likeable characters, and a really good story for a buddy… More