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  • Summary: Suddenly thrust into a dangerous world of espionage and paired with a rookie partner (Hewitt) even less experienced than he is, cabbie-turned-chauffer Jimmy (Chan) becomes an unwitting - if impeccably dressed - secret agent. (DreamWorks)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 13 out of 27
  1. Marks Chan's full arrival as an actor. Take away the violence - - and there's plenty of it for those who crave Chan's physical pyrotechnics -- and he's still an immense pleasure to watch onscreen.
  2. Chan needs a foil, and Hewitt, while perky, doesn't project nearly enough comedy weight; she's too slight and tailored for his style.
  3. 50
    You know you're in trouble when 50% of the running length is devoted to plot exposition, and the movie still doesn't make any sense.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    This bad idea is then underlined by pallid direction from tyro helmer and TV ad vet Kevin Donovan, a virtually incomprehensible plot line and a less-than-satisfying co-starring turn from Jennifer Love Hewitt.
  5. 30
    The film is ultimately more labored than inspired. A cameo by James Brown is amusing, but it can't keep The Tuxedo from earning the distinction of being Chan's worst Hollywood film to date.
  6. This movie is about the worst thing Chan has done in the United States.
  7. 0
    Most indicative of The Tuxedo's mediocrity, however, is the absence of the always entertaining action outtakes that traditionally roll under the end credits of Chan films; here it's all dialogue flubs barely fit for Dick Clark.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14