Parents' Guide to

Shanghai Knights

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Martial arts buddy sequel is exactly what you expect.

Movie PG-13 2003 114 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

The butt review

This movie sequel has violence action and sex implied stuff. There is a little cussing.
age 13+

Very Odd

This is a good action movie. Don't expect much of a plot, but minorly entertaining if you like Jackie Chan.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There are no surprises in SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, but that's only because it delivers exactly what we expect: a cheerfully anachronistic buddy/action/comedy movie starring Chan and Wilson. Every few minutes it throws in either a classic pop standard, an impossibly agile fight scene, some offbeat surfer cowboy comments, some fish out of water humor, or some combination of all of them. In other words, it's pretty much just like the first movie, except that it's set in London.

The action scenes are ably staged, especially a marvelous battle with Keystone Cops-style policemen in a revolving door, a fight in a fruit market, and some masterful acrobatics with that most British of props, the umbrella. The comedy is more uneven, though Wilson's way with a line is always deliciously offbeat. Wong has a dazzling smile and a lethal kick, always a good combination to have on hand.

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