Around The World In 80 Days

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Walt Disney Pictures Released 2004

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Director:
Frank Coraci
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG
Around The World In 80 Days, an adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne, is a 2004 adventure film directed by Frank Coraci. When inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) meets with his colleagues at the Royal Academy of Science, the Minister of Science, Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), scoffs at Phileas's assertion that he can circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days. Lord Kelvin agrees that he will give his leadership position to Phileas if he can complete the seemingly impossible task, but Phileas must destroy his inventions if he cannot do it. Phileas then sets out on the epic journey, bringing along his new servant, Passepartout (Jackie Chan). Unbeknownst to Phileas, Passepartout has just stolen the Jade Buddha from the Bank of England to return it to his village in China. With police and conniving Lord Kelvin trying to thwart them at every turn, Phileas and Passepartout struggle to avoid their enemies and complete their quests.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Despite its contemporary touches Around the World in 80 Days is a satisfying slice of old-fashioned storybook entertainment.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    Sails along on a slipstream of pleasant scenery, amusing incident and the boundless charms of its appealing leading men, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan: It's an unexpectedly buoyant ...

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Takes plenty of liberties with the material and never generates much genuine excitement, but provides an agreeable ride without overloading it with contemporary filmmaking mannerisms.

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