The Tuxedo

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30

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Overwhelming dislike- based on 143 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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. It's a fun gimmick -- the sartorial equivalent of those red shoes in the fairy tale that made an ordinary girl dance like Terpsichore -- if not an altogether fun movie.
  4. 40
    Jackie Chan is thoroughly wasted in a bad suit and a witless comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    30
    The only possible surprise in The Tuxedo would be an extended demonstration of what was once Chan's trademark, the daffily choreographed kineticism forbidden of late by either his own age or the scruples of story editors.
  6. 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.
  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: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Yen
    Oct 17, 2015
    2
    I've seen over 20 Jackie Chan films. And while the writing and dialogue is never anything special, at least the focus is on what Jackie doesI've seen over 20 Jackie Chan films. And while the writing and dialogue is never anything special, at least the focus is on what Jackie does best: the fight choreography and the stunt work. The Tuxedo contorts Jackie into everything he's not. His charisma is negated by cringey dialogue intended to be witty. His martial arts prowess is tainted by very noticeable, unnatural special effects. There is very little of the charm or organic kung fu action you look for in a Jackie movie. I'm going to give Jennifer Love Hewitt a pass because the writing for her is so bad I don't think any actress could have done better. Expand

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