Shanghai Noon

Shanghai Noon

Tom Dey (2000)

105min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Visually authentic yet with a deliciously anachronistic script, this period western starring martial arts maestro Jackie Chan is a hugely enjoyable combination of buddy comedy and adventure. Sent to the States to rescue a kidnapped princess (Lucy Liu), Chan's Imperial Palace guard hooks up with laconic outlaw Owen Wilson, who proves to be his equal in the fish-out-of-water stakes. Whether using antlers, sheriff's badges or horseshoes to prise himself out of a tight corner, Chan is pure slapstick poetry in motion, falling off horses, getting riotously drunk and confusing slave-owning louse Roger Yuan and corrupt sheriff Xander Berkeley. This fast-moving caper gently sends up a well-loved genre and will provide a couple of hours of unrestrained entertainment.

Summary

A 19th-century imperial guard to the Emperor of China faces a clash of cultures when he is flung into the Wild West on a mission to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by a renegade. In a bid to complete his quest, he teams up with a bumbling outlaw. Comedy Western, starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Jason Connery and Lucy Liu.

Cast & Crew

Chon Wang Jackie Chan
Roy O'Bannon Owen Wilson
Princess Pei Pei Lucy Liu
Indian wife Brandon Merrill
Lo Fong Roger Yuan
Van Cleef Xander Berkeley
Wallace Walton Goggins
Blue P Adrien Dorval
Vasquez Rafael Báez
Andrews Jason Connery
Director Tom Dey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Aug 2000
Comedy Drama