Parents' Guide to

Jackie Chan Adventures

By Sarah L. Thomson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Entertaining blend of action and humor.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 9+

A bit dumb... is good form older ones!

TV-Y7
age 7+

I enjoy this more as an adult than I did as a kid

This might get overshadowed by more popular cartoons and is just a hidden gem amongst lots of shiny trashtoons. It was like that then and it's that way now. Too good to last.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Despite Uncle's best efforts to educate his companions about the magical dangers all about them, Jade's impulsive behavior often puts everybody in danger, and Jackie's low-key heroism must save the day. In one episode, on a visit to Uncle's hometown in China, they meet evil spirits trapped in a mirror who turn humans into their worst fears when set free. On another adventure, while at school in Australia, Jade takes a field trip to a haunted house, and her teacher is accidentally possessed by a sky demon's chi, or life force.

We see Jackie's martial arts abilities mostly in stunts rather than combat, and battles with supernatural forces are as often won by clever tricks as by brute force. (A scary demon, for example, is lured into a pile of mousetraps.) Lighthearted, entertaining, suspenseful, and humorous, this show may not be deep, but it's a lot of fun.

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