The Tuxedo (2002) - Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Kevin Donovan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 39 out of 208 found boring (18.75%)

One-line Reviews (119)

I started watching 'The Tuxedo' bearing in mind that I'd heard from Jackie fans and Jackie haters alike that 'The Tuxedo' was one of the worst movies ever.

I know Jackie is getting older, but 'New Police Story' had a fair share of wire work, and it managed to be entertaining.

In conclusion, great movie which I found far more entertaining than many movies this year.

bland Chan supported by a pretty face - again .

Most of the movie plays out rather limply, though entertaining enough in a sort of TV-dinner way.

The humor isn't very good, either, with relentlessly predictable jokes ("nice rack") and an astonishingly digressive segment involving Chan performing like James Brown, which is cringe-worthy, to say the least.

Anyway, after some more pointless scenes of hilarity and mischief, the suit is given to the bad guy, the CEO of a major Water company, and he becomes all powerful.

The Tuxedo, film starring the ever-so entertaining Jackie Chan and beautiful, seductive Jennifer Love Hewitt, is a bit of Rush Hour intermingled with Bondesque technology plus some of Jackie's "good' ole" martial arts action.

Waste of my time .

Don't waste your money on it; it's really not worth it.

If you haven't seen this movie yet, PLEASE don't waste your time!

Hollywood has finally dragged Jackie down to their level.

Rating : 5,5/10 nice and entertaining .

Granted some scenes are entertaining, even if the setup of a "super-tux" is just plain silly.

It's too formulaic, too 'let's make a quick buck'.

As with all of Jackie's recent(ish) American films, wirework threatens to render this one unwatchable.

This is another underrated Jackie Chan film, that i enjoyed quite a bit, with fun performances all around and i highly recommend it!.

I left the theater somewhat puzzled, because I didn't see a Jackie Chan movie.

The one positive thing I'll say is that it often looks stunning.

It's definitely not Jackie's best work, but at least it's quite entertaining.

Formulaic Jackie Chan movie lives up to previous films.

So much so,her character becomes completely unbearable.

This movie is a waste of time.

I see that a lot of screenwriting hacks got fat paychecks on this unwatchable garbage.

Four scriptwriters co-wrote the movie, and all what we watched was just some parties, old stereotypes, weak jokes, and dull sequences.

For one, the very entertaining scene where he imitates James Brown, doing the foot moves and shaking his ass was one of the FUNNIEST scenes of the movie; something he wouldn't have been able to have done without the pretext of the Tuxedo.

The best it could have hoped for was a bit of fun and frankly, I got bored.

Jason Issacs brief Bond-like Clark Devlin appearance also proves very entertaining and is much too short-lived.

I mean, how intense can a car chase be when your hero is running from a remote controlled skateboard.

At first it seemed that she and Jackie Chan would be a good match, specially in Hewitt's first fight scene, but from there on she went from dull to duller.

Instead, expect long stretches of dumbness and boredom.

This hour and a half (or so) of movie was more entertaining than most of last years efforts, i`m looking in your direction Minority Report!

(And you can also wait for the third movie in the tiresome "Rush Hour" franchise.

This was the worst movie I have seen in a long, long time.

Honestly, I did not stick around to watch the ending of "The Tuxedo," I had to walk out of the theater (which is something I never do).

So I have a certain tolerance for films like "Rumble in the Bronx" that have no plot or character depth whatsoever, as long as there's plenty of action and some comedy.

The story itself is a disjointed mess, jumping from scene to scene without sense or logic.

Though not great cinema, I found it highly entertaining which was it's intention.

*Yawn* .

I'm also tired of the old, old cliche that putting a pair of glasses on a Barbie doll turns her into an unattractive braniac, so that has something to do with my annoyance with her as well.

Another entertaining film from Jackie Chan.

Final confrontation between starring and the baddies is breathtaking and astounding .

Very Silly, But Fun & Fast-Moving .

When I watched this movie, I found the beginning to be confusing because I didn't realize the point of the movie until the movie got going, which took some time.

A fun though only marginally entertaining flick as megabuck flicks go, this step backward for Chan is for Chan fans only.

The film is badly paced, with a lot of rushed and slow spots that dispand from any more believability the film could have had, and the direction is bland.

the tuxedo is an action comedy starring jackie chan yes, but anybody expecting an action packed stunt fest like his other movies are going to be dissopionted, as there isn't much action at all, and what few stunts there are, are all wire work and cgi.

This means that you get a lot of well choreographed fighting and stunt scenes, unfortunately at the expense of an intriguing plot and story.

The bad guy's plan is so contrived, so ridiculous, so stupid, so irrelevant that I felt physically bad for Jackie in this film.

While some of his more recent films can be forgiven, this one tends to be one of his duller and less satisfying moments.

A very enjoyable movie.

I left the theater disappointed because I saw a really bad action movie.

Rush Hour was fine, and I was glad to see Jackie finally get some recognition here in the States but everything from that point on has been darn near unwatchable.

The biggest problem with the movie is that the storyline (even though it's juvenile) is extremely hard to follow.

The relationship between Jimmy tong (Chan) and the girl at the gallery is predictable since the beginning, and you start to enjoy ever since he left the gallery, and he gets the job as the driver of Clark Devlin.

But fortunately he has become a big enough star for the film to be pulled off - but only justI won't try to sum up the plot, partly because it's be done by others already, and partly because it is so disjointed and skewed that it struggles to make any sense.

Instead, I was bored silly and almost infuriated by the countless stream of sex jokes that we've heard and seen over and over again.

it sets out to be an entertaining movie, and in the end that's what it is.

Well the movie is not fantastic, but it's enjoyable and the performances are actually good, Love Hewitt was solid on her character, and Jackie Chan was good too.

Chan really did not do anything, and the movie plot was very cliche.

Jackie has always made entertaining movies with his blend of slapstick, physical movements and of course the martial arts that he performs so well (maybe second only to Jet Li).

Jackie Chan, while always visually stunning and frequently extremely funny, has lived to his fullest potential in this movie.

I'm positive it's not as good as the rush hour movies (I haven't even seen them, but they look better than this), but it's entertaining.

Its one of the worst movies i've ever seen!

Another entertaining film from Jackie Chan .

Overall i highly recommend it!.

Summary: Don't waste your time watching The Tuxedo- it sucks big time.

I rate this 1 out of 10, the equivalent to "a true waste of time and money"

Firstly you can tell that this has been a cut-and-paste job from all of the other Jackie Chan fish-out-of-water Hollywood movies, therefore the film just feels pointless, whimsical and boring.

" This movie just seemed dull and uniteresting.

this movie, like a slap in the face, is unexpected, unwarranted, and somewhat painful.

the tiresome water plot nearly dehydrates the rest of the film and leaves one looking to Chan and Love Hewitt's banter for a little refreshment.

Strictly second-rate and erratically uneven, "The Tuxedo" qualifies as an occasionally clever but more often clumsy spy comedy that wastes more time on its formulaic plot instead of the star's superb athletic talents.

aside, the movie itself was reasonably entertaining, in a pseudo-Bondlike way, and I was left with the impression that it parodied some of the earlier Bond films, Sean Connery's films in particular.

I found the film to be predictable especially with 'James Brown' although the singing scene was very funny and kept me entertained...

Although we are long-term fans of Jackie Chan, this movie was so dull that we left less than half-way through.

Both enjoyed it and the sex content was low so nothing to explain to the 8 year old.

I very much hope that the man can continue to work on good scripts such as Rush Hour and leave behind the non-comical, formulaic scripts such as the Tuxedo that seem to have been written while on the toilet seat.

Some laughs, good action, and a quick pace make this an enjoyable diversion.

The plot does fail (or never really tries), the acting is horrible (both Chan and Love Hewitt), the dialogue is trite.

From the opening scene to the closing credits, this film keeps your adrenaline pumping and your laughter rolling.

delightful, refreshing and entertaining .

Just like "Pearl Harbor" with it's aerial attack sequence, "The tuxedo" is worth watching only to see Jackie Chan doing the James Brown.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is stunning throughout the movie.

Great fun, enjoyable.......

) but some is entertaining.

Jackie Chan is an entertainer, and "entertaining" an audience is what he does best.

Most people watch Jackie Chan because he does his own stunts, his stunts are excellent, and his movies are entertaining.

A true waste of time and money .

However, even with the language barrier I found Chan's Hong Kong movies much funnier and much more entertaining, that the current lot that he is serving up.

The first act is hugely enjoyable in fact; consistently laugh-out-loud funny.


Video rental for a very slow night.

There was something confusing about the movie that I did't get.

Pretty entertaining, in an Americanized sort of way .

a FUN movie that worth watching .

Adult men will definitely find her presence in the movie enjoyable, especially when the two are undercover at parties.

It's certainly a fast-moving 99 minutes and there's nothing wrong with that.

Jason Isaacs is given a very bland role and not even he with his great charisma can prevent his character from being dull and totally uninteresting.

Fairly Dull .

But this is a enjoyable piece of fluff that will entertain as long as you don't think about it too much.

Barring a few funny moments, it was bland and left a bad taste in the mouth.

`The Tuxedo' is a comedy of almost unimaginable badness, easily the worst movie Jackie Chan has ever made.

Terrible and boring, nice cinematography.

jennifer is absolutely STUNNING & of course funny in it.

What to say about this 2 hour ultimate boring stuff.

Of course this was a live action cartoon, and the situations were silly, but I found it very entertaining overall.

These movies become predictable, with the same style of repetitive action.

Overall an enjoyable movie that is fast paced and funny.

The sexual innuendo is redundant and tiresome to listen to.

The storyline was interesting and twisty, if a bit predictable complete with classic spy-type innovations.

Lack of plot, lack of Jackie .

i, of course, recommand this movie 2 EVERYONE; it's worth watching.

The climax of the film, which should be exciting, is just a mish-mash of poor plot exposition, dumb ideas, and far too much footage of Miss Hewitt, who thinks she can get away with going around and insulting Jackie for most of the film.

Everything about this film is trite, recycled and dumbed-down to the lowest common denominator.

Kids will enjoy the juvenille humor bits, while adults will yawn and smirk at times.

The magic tuxedo idea had potential (maybe not), but was let down by completely uninteresting scenes with awkward dialog and uninteresting action - even with Chan.

This movie does not let him do those fancy moves, instead where are left with very cliche lines and a dumb plot.

All in all, not quite as good as previous Jackie Chan movies, but an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.