User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 75
  2. Negative: 4 out of 75

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  1. May 17, 2012
    9
    An action packed comedy! I loved it Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson were hilarious and Fann Wong was good too. If you like action movies and comedy movies then Shanghai Knights is a movie for you.
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Rarely is a sequel as good as the original. This is the exception. Shanghai Knights is superbly done, from the plot and the dynamics between the two central characters to the music and fight/dance choreography, this excels at them all. Jackie Chan shines as usual with his comedic martial arts moves, and Owen Wilson does an excellent portrayal of a BS artist, but always loyal to his friend and vice versa. This movie is a delightful parody of era films, from silent movies to 40's dance musicals to 60's psychedelia, it has a little of everything. And that includes real life characters of the late 1800s woven throughout, many a surprise to the audience. A lot of fun to watch - 10 out of 10, easily. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    One of the best sequels to match the first, rarely is the movie of the same quality.
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  4. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    One of the best action comedies of 2003.
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  5. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    Shanghai Knights is the brilliant sequel to Shanghai Noon. The movie has plenty of action and laughs.
    The movie is just as entertaining as the first. Shanghai Knights is fun for your while family.
  6. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    A great continuation to Shanghai Noon, Chan displays his martial arts and Wilson delivers his witty comedy.
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  7. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    One of my favourite action-comedies of all time. The movie has plenty of impressive action and amusement.
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  8. Jan 2, 2012
    2
    It was ok but really it was just so stupid that it was likeable. The acting was poor and the action was good (for the most part). The entire plot was too generic though and lacks interest. Also it ended terribly.
  9. May 7, 2014
    5
    It's not as fun or exciting as the original, but "Shanghai Knights" will pass as some Friday night popcorn movie entertainment with just enough kick to be watchable.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. 25
    Grating.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    A hugely entertaining and more lavishly mounted follow-up to 2000's "Shanghai Noon," the high-concept East-meets-Western that first teamed top-billed duo, pic rides even taller in the saddle as a fleet and funny crowd-pleaser.
  3. Why would the writers bother with narrative when the story is just something that kills time, and brain cells, between feats and fists of fury?