New York Times - 02/07/2003
"...This time the silliness is as contagious as it is outrageous....[Chan] has come through with one of his best..."
USA Today - 02/07/2003
"...The star play and anachronisms recapture some of the surreal spirit of the Crosby-Hope ROAD movies..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/14/2003
"...[Chan] is a talent not so much cooling down as getting cool in middle age. And it turns out, his is just the right temperature for light entertainment..."
Variety - 02/03/2003
"...Propelled by potent chemistry between Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS proves that, sometimes, bigger actually can be better. A hugely entertaining and more lavishly mounted follow-up to 2000's SHANGHAI NOON..."
Box Office - 04/01/2003
"With SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, Jackie Chan proves himself king of the Hollywood buddy picture..."
Total Film - 05/01/2003
"...SHANGHAI KNIGHTS sees Jackie indulge his passion for Buster Keaton and all things silent and comic-like..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/07/2003
"...SHANGHAI KNIGHTS has a nice mix of calculation and relaxed goofiness, and in Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, once again teams up two playful actors who manifestly enjoy playing their ridiculous roles..."
In this entertaining sequel to SHANGHAI NOON, Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) are reunited on an adventure that leads them to Great Britain. Upon hearing of his father's murder in China at the hands of Englishman Lord Rathbone (Aidan Gillen), Wang leaves his law-enforcing life in Nevada and heads east. In New York City, he tracks down Roy, who now works as a waiter/gigolo. After a close encounter with New York's finest, Wang and Roy travel to London, where they team up with Wang's sister, Lin (Fann Wong), also out to avenge their father's death. Their search uncovers a plot to assassinate the royal family and brings them into contact with many touchstones of turn-of-the-20th-century British culture.
A fitting follow-up to Chan and Wilson's first pairing, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS takes the fish-out-of-water element of the original and doubles it, as both Wang and Roy navigate the highs and lows of Victorian London. Chan, as always, astounds with a series of acrobatic fight sequences that involves unusual accessories such as revolving doors, fruit stands, and Chinese vases. And Wilson once again aptly fills the role of the wisecracking opportunist with a conscience who has a wry quip for every occasion. Meanwhile, Fann Wong is luminous as Wang's high-kicking sister; Aidan Gillen sneers superbly as the scheming Rathbone, and Hong Kong legend Donnie Yen makes the most of his small role as Rathbone's co-conspirator. In addition to incorporating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlie Chaplin, and Jack the Ripper into the story, David Dobkin's amusing film also features knowing nods to SINGING IN THE RAIN and the Harold Lloyd classic SAFETY LAST.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Jackie Chan (RUSH HOUR 2) and Owen Wilson (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) jump back in the saddle for SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, the hilarious sequel to the hit action-comedy SHANGHAI NOON. When Chon Wang (Chan) gets news of his estranged father's murder in Shanghai, he leaves his honorable life as Carson City's sheriff in a cloud of dust and reunites with his yarn-spinning sidekick, Roy O'Bannon (Wilson). Together they make their way to London on a daring quest for honor and revenge. Hilarious escapades and hair-raising adventures ensue as our heroes find themselves in the middle of a devious plot to eliminate the entire royal family. And Chon gives Victorian Britain a royal kick in the pants as he tries to avenge his father's death and keep love-struck Roy away from his sister!
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