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The TuxedoThe premise of The Tuxedo: Jackie Chan's cabbie-turned-chauffeur turns superspy when he dons his Bondian boss' tux. But the fully loaded formalwear...The TuxedoComedy, Action/AdventurePT99MPG-13The premise of The Tuxedo: Jackie Chan's cabbie-turned-chauffeur turns superspy when he dons his Bondian boss' tux. But the fully loaded formalwear...2003-02-28James BrownRitchie CosterJason IsaacsLarissa LaskinDebi MazarPeter StormareJames Brown, Ritchie Coster, Jason Isaacs, Larissa Laskin, Debi Mazar, Peter Stormare
Jackie Chan, The Tuxedo

(The Tuxedo: George Kraychyk)

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The Tuxedo

Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure; Starring: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Brown, Ritchie Coster, Jason Isaacs, Larissa Laskin, Debi Mazar, Peter Stormare; Director: Kevin Donovan; Author: Phil Hay, Michael Leeson; Release Date Wide: 09/27/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

The premise of The Tuxedo: Jackie Chan’s cabbie-turned-chauffeur turns superspy when he dons his Bondian boss’ tux. But the fully loaded formalwear is just another high-concept ruse to fuse his regular-guy charm and wicked martial artistry. The film has its cute moments, but the convoluted mission, which involves foiling a plan to poison the nation’s water supply, bogs things down.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, meanwhile, gets lost in her character’s inconsistency – first she’s a brainy evidence analyst, then a sexed-up field agent, then a dateless dork. In the end, nothing about this ”Tuxedo” quite fits.

Originally posted February 28 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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