My reason to see Jackie Chan movies is
to watch him do his own human acrobatics.
This film clearly shows wire work and other
visual effects, so why even have Chan?
As usual the plot is beside the point,
Chan has always pulled it off with his talent and humor, but
not this time for me.
If you are a real fan, you may like it,
otherwise don't buy The Tuxedo, rent it.
This movie has little going for it and
everything against it.
Jackie Chan fans will be disappointed by
his trademark moves speeded up to accommodate the rather dismal
plot of yet another madman trying to take over the world.
Jennifer Love Hewitt proves that it takes
more than oomph to act, with zero chemistry between her and the
The plot is a throwaway, but so is the
movie thanks to stupid effects, bad editing, and a director who
doesn't take advantage of the talented stars in front of the
Bad from start to finish.
Jackie Chan is a veteran star of 80 action
movies. He has, for over 40 years, been smashing box office records
and many of his bones with his trademark stunts and loose, invented-on-the-fly
In The Tuxedo, Chan departs from
his time-tested physical do-it-yourself approach and tries the
Hollywood way of special effects. In my view, not even the star's
magical outfit can save this lame spy spoof.