Instead of "The Tuxedo", why not see "Adaptation"
on Boxing Day? It's by the writer and director of "Being John
Malkovich". Or see the "Lord of the Rings" sequel.
Or just see the Bond film. At least Halle Berry is in a bikini in
Like Dave i too love Jackie Chan's hong kong films and
i'll go as far to say i enjoyed rush hour 1 and 2 but the Tuxedo seems
to the end of Jackie Chan films. Lets face it he's not as young as
he used to be and after a long time he has finally broken into the
US market but making films like this hurt his loyal fans like myself.
To counteract the lame storyline and even lamer fights
scriptwriter and director have resorted to some good old T and A by
having Jennifer love hewitt in skimpy outfits and low cut dresses.
Yes if your 13 and just hit puberty you might enjoy that but i'd recomend
hiring "heartbreakers" (one of her most recent films) for
Lets hope that jackie learns from this and comes back
with a much better film next time.
Drunken Master: *****
Rush Hour: ***1/2
Rush hour 2: ***
The Tuxedo: * (for Jen's cleavage)
"The Tuxedo" is a film which stars Hong Kong
fight master Jackie Chan and screen siren Jennifer Love Hewitt (better
known for her role as the sweet Melissa on "Party Of Five").
In "The Tuxedo", Jackie Chan plays Jimmy Tong,
a taxi driver who finally has a chance to better himself when Clark
Devlin, an international super-spy, gives him a job as his limo driver.
There's only one rule: don't touch Devlin's tux.
But when Devlin is blown up and sent to hospital, Jackie
must wear the tuxedo, which has technological powers! It interfaces
with his brain and makes him able to dance, sing and beat people up
like Jackie Chan! (!)
Jackie, impersonating Clark Devlin, meets his new partner,
Del Griffith (Jennifer) who is a no-nonsense laboratory scientist,
but one that looks great in a backless evening gown! Together, Jackie
and Jennifer join forces to beat the evil Banning, who wants to taint
the world's water supply so that everyone has to drink his own brand
of bottled water.
"The Tuxedo" is a worthy successor to the
James Bond movies. Jackie fights great as always, and Jennifer looks
gorgeous as always. It is flawed, but maybe would be a perfect video
I give "The Tuxedo"... ***½ stars.
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Release Date: January 1, 2002
Running Time: 99 minutes
Showing: General release