Around the World in 80 Days

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 10 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    As the tourist on a time budget, the usually brilliant Coogan merely mugs and flails (we can only imagine what Johnny Depp would have done with Fogg), while he and able straight man Chan enjoy scant opportunity to develop any comic rapport.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Takes plenty of liberties with the material and never generates much genuine excitement, but provides an agreeable ride without overloading it with contemporary filmmaking mannerisms.
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    60
    A tatty but good-natured time-passer.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Just going through the motions here (and mild ones at that), both Chan and the movie should have stayed at home.
  5. 50
    Although each episode might be marginally entertaining in its own right, the overall effect is that the movie isn't funny enough, exciting enough, or dramatic enough to warrant two hours of an audience member's time.
  6. The major problem with Around the World is that there's just not quite enough Chan, or at least the Chan we want to see, which is the acrobatic clown.
  7. A leaden excuse for family entertainment, loosely inspired by Jules Verne's 1873 novel, coarsened almost beyond recognition and dominated by Jackie Chan's comic martial-arts schtick.
  8. Not even Chan's imaginative fight choreography redeems this folly.
  9. 50
    Brightly colored, spiffily designed and easy to sit through in a harmless Disney sort of way, but the comedy never accumulates any momentum.
  10. 50
    Never as delightful and silly as it needs to be. The action is often manic, and there's a veneer of unapologetic corniness to it.
  11. Coogan and Broadbent are agile and expressive, but too much time goes to Chan's silly stunts. A colorful disappointment.
  12. Any resemblance between Jules Verne's marvelous science fiction novel or Mike Todd's enjoyable 1956 movie is pure happenstance. This is simply a Jackie Chan movie pitched to youngsters who enjoy slapstick fights and goofy caricatures.
  13. 40
    It livens up a bit in the last reel when Fogg’s inventive brain pulls out all the stops to try to win the bet, but by that point you'll be too jaded to care.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. HarrisonF.
    Apr 12, 2009
    10
    Awesome movie with a great mix of comedy and action. Features some of the best actors around!
  2. Sam
    Jun 29, 2006
    6
    Yes, the movie has a few funny lines, and yes it isn't a terrible disaster. However, I expected something more than what it was, and it Yes, the movie has a few funny lines, and yes it isn't a terrible disaster. However, I expected something more than what it was, and it was just okay. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    3
    Considerado por mim um dos piores filmes de Jackie Chan, o filme horrível demais pra não dizer coisa pior o diretor fez uma péssima adaptaçãoConsiderado por mim um dos piores filmes de Jackie Chan, o filme horrível demais pra não dizer coisa pior o diretor fez uma péssima adaptação suja.. Full Review »