Parents' Guide to

Around the World in 80 Days

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Book-based Jackie Chan adventure has cursing, innuendo.

Movie PG 2004 120 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

Wrong ratings

There's quite a bit of kissing and flirting which the commonsense ratings do not mention. Absolutely disappointing since I do not expose my kids to this but unfortunately they watched the kissing and I'm not at all happy about that ! Thanks to commonsense !!!
age 6+

Unappreciated gem of a movie!

I can't believe I'd never heard of this film before. It's a fantastic remake of the original suitable for almost all ages. I was looking for a kid-friendly way to introduce my kids to Jackie Chan, and this far exceeded my expectations. The star-studded cameo appearances by Arnold, the Wilson brothers, and others kept things entertaining for adults. Whole cast was strong. Wish they made more films like this. I think the violence rating is too high in the "professional" review. All of the violence in this movie is slapstick, and no one gets killed.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS may take its title from the Jules Verne classic, but it's really just a Jackie Chan movie, and a so-so one at that. Overplotted and under-imagined, this movie tries hard to distract the audience with razzle-dazzle, but not even the stunts or fight scenes make much of an impression, and the preposterous final mode of transportation comes across as so lazy a concept it's almost insulting.

Coogan has an endearing sincerity and spirit and Cecile De France has a few nice moments as Monique, a pretty French artist who comes along for the ride. But Chan seems tired, even distracted, impatient to get it all over with.

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