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on 2 March 2009
I disagree with the other reviewers here about this one not being as good. I thought it was excellent for ... reasons:
1) The completely over exaggerated English stereotypes. The villainous Lord who is tenth in line to the throne CANNOT act to save his life, and although people think this is bad for the film, I think it makes it much funnier. Owen Wilson continually attacking the English gets on your nerves after a while however when you see the likes of the Lord and the cockney boy (Charlie Chaplin) you can see why.
2) Jackie Chan's fighting. This is MUCH better than in the first film and adds a few comedy twists.
3) The detective's investigative technique. I think this is a good comeback at Wilson for his jibes on the English.

Overall a funny film with good action and fighting, well worth the money.
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on 15 October 2011
We liked Shanghai Noon so this is more of the same, plenty of slapstick humour and very watchable whatever your age. The kids love it - my oldest must have watched it 30 times, so good for a family night in (even if some of the English accents were a bit dodgy)
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In the opening sequence of SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, the aged keeper of China's Great Imperial Seal is knifed during the seal's theft. With his dying breath, the old man extracts from his daughter, Chon Lin (Fann Wong), the promise to recover the trinket.
The film next jumps to Carson City, Nevada, where Lin's brother Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) is town sheriff. He relinquishes his badge to travel to New York City to meet his old sidekick (from SHANGHAI NOON), Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson), a lothario waiter on the run from impoverishment and the irate father of two nubile and willing young ladies. Roy and Wang go on to 1880s London to rendezvouz with Lin and recover the seal. The Carson City and Big Apple sequences are unnecessary except to (re)introduce the audience to our two heroes, and provide a few gags and martial arts skirmishes. Once in London, the core of the storyline unfolds.
SHANGHAI KNIGHTS is mindless trash. (Come to think of it, so is this review.) However, it works because of the perfect chemistry between Chan and Wilson. The (relatively) straight-laced Wang is the perfect foil for Roy's lunatic shenanigans. (This is what makes Chan and Wilson a great comedy team in the tradition of Abbott and Costello.) And the exuberant energy of their skits is indicative of the fun they're obviously having with their roles. In addition, Jackie supplies the amazing martial arts choreography. In this film, Fann Wong as Li demonstrates that she can go kick for kick with Chan. And where has Ms. Wong been? She's exquisitely and delicately beautiful.
In a supporting role, Aaron Johnson as the larcenous guttersnipe Charlie is a pure joy. I wish he'd had much more screen time.
SHANGHAI KNIGHTS isn't a great film, or even one worth a second viewing. But it's the fun antidote for the low spirits perhaps brought on by more sobering fare.
One last thought. SHANGHAI KNIGHTS was filmed in London, Calgary, and a studio in the Czech Republic. The credits give little overt evidence that Hollywood was involved in the film's technical creation. Is Tinseltown becoming superfluous in the nuts and bolts of filmmaking?
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on 8 May 2009
well it s what it is an action comedy with the brilliant jackie chan and his acrobatic kung fu move style
it s nice to watch and it s entertaining
personnaly i don t like his side kick even i reckon he s a exellent actor but he s just a tad annoying but it s personnal but jackie counterbalance this feeling with action and humour it s a jackie chan action definitly
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on 5 July 2016
A sequel to Shanghai Noon, lots of action, good one liners, some good 60's pop classics including the superb Roger Miller song "England Swings". Set in late 1800's London, it has a lot of links to famous British events in the late 1800's and early 1900's - an enjoyable frolic for the whole family.
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on 14 August 2010
fantastic movies, i laughed all the way through. jackie chans stunts are amazing in this film. great coriogrphy. owen wilson is really funny + cumes out with some cracking lines + hes very cute.lol. if you liked the first movie you will LOVE this one.
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on 11 August 2010
This is better than the 1st one shangai noon. Jackie chan at his best.
Fantastic comedy with losts of comic action and a well balanced story.
Well recomend and just wish they make a third in the series.
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on 26 July 2014
Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in the follow-up to Shanghai Noon - great light entertainment & fun with superb fight sequences and colourful plots. Definitely worth a buy.
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on 18 January 2014
A better than average sequel to the brilliant Shanghai Noon, only lacking the original's freshness. All the same, it's got the same high-kicking fun, whit and action.
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on 18 March 2011
Kids absolutely loved this film. It's fun slap stick and i would highly recommend this for kids of 10 and over. Mum and dad could sit throught it too!!!!
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