The Tuxedo (2003) 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…
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The Tuxedo (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Jackie Chan, The Tuxedo | SHARP DRESSED MAN Chan in the title garment
Image credit: The Tuxedo: George Kraychyk
SHARP DRESSED MAN Chan in the title garment
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Feb 25, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt; Distributor: DreamWorks

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 Feb 25, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints