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The Medallion Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The Medallion makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Since the stunts are sub-par and feature considerable computer help, the movie gives the impression that it's trying too hard to be campy and silly.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    A magic-meets-macho cop movie that's more gimmick than actual movie.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Mr. Chan proves yet again that he has the virtuosic grace -- and goofiness -- of any of the great clowns of the silent era, and a complete refusal to abide by the laws of gravity. Do let us be clear, however, that the movie's plot, minus a few roundhouse kicks, is straight out of the Scooby-Doo playbook.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    Longer on action than comedy. But with Chan's affable charm and stunning leaps, kicks and jumps, it's a good-natured and amusing spectacle.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A disposable entertainment, redeemed by silliness, exaggeration, and Chan's skill and charm. I would not want to see it twice, but I liked seeing it once.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 12 & under

Die-hard Jackie Chan fans may be disappointed.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes extensive action violence (not very graphic), including a child in peril. There is brief strong language and double entendre humor.

  • Families can talk about whether they would want to have -- or to be able to give -- the powers granted by the medallion. What would be the benefits and what would be the drawbacks?

What to watch for
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    Violence: Intense action violence (though not very graphic), characters killed. A child in peril.

  • sex false2

    Sex: A few kisses, some double entendres.

  • language false2

    Language: Brief strong language.

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    Consumerism: Not applicable

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable