The Medallion

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2003

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Director:
Gordon Chan
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13
The Medallion is an action comedy that follows a Chinese police officer, Eddy (Jackie Chan). After coming across a strange and mysterious medallion, he soon finds that he has been given superhuman powers. Unfortunately Snakehead (Julian Sands), an infamous criminal who runs an organization of outlaws known as the Highbinders, aspires to have the medallion for himself. With the help of Interpol officers Nicole (Claire Forlani) and Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), Eddy must fend off the devious and evil Highbinders and discover the true purpose of the medallion. Although Snakehead was a wanted criminal before these events, when his true intentions come to light it will be a fight that Eddy and his friends cannot afford to lose. This film boasts high-budget special effects and non-stop action and is sure to be a thrilling and fast paced movie for viewers. Other cast members include Charlotte Watson (Christy Chung), Giscard (Johann Myers), and Lester (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang).

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  • 60

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    As soon as the medallion appears, so do the digital maneuverings -- speeded-up movement, composite images, objects and people morphing into supernatural thingamajigs -- that underc...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Chan defies time and gravity with remarkable energy, ease and resourcefulness, not to mention charm and humor. He even gets away with a nude scene, not bad for man who turns 50 in ...

  • 30

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    At times plays as if it were aimed at children, but more often simply seems to be aiming blind at whatever genre cliche the five credited writers fix upon in any given scene.

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