Around the World in 80 Days (Movie - 2004) Because Around the World in 80 Days has been remade from the raw stuff of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, certain basic architecture is familiar: Cockeyed… Around the World in 80 Days (Movie - 2004) Because Around the World in 80 Days has been remade from the raw stuff of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, certain basic architecture is familiar: Cockeyed… 2004-06-16 PG PT125M Action/Adventure Comedy Jackie Chan Steve Coogan Jim Broadbent John Cleese Arnold Schwarzenegger Luke Wilson Owen Wilson Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

MPAA Rating: PG
Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, ... | HEY, VERNE Chan and Coogan add a nutty element of slapstick charm to ''Around the World in 80 Days''
Image credit: Around the World in 80 Days: David Appleby
HEY, VERNE Chan and Coogan add a nutty element of slapstick charm to ''Around the World in 80 Days''
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 16, 2004; Rated: PG; Length: 125 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Because Around the World in 80 Days has been remade from the raw stuff of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, certain basic architecture is familiar: Cockeyed inventor Phileas Fogg (swell British comic Steve Coogan) must still circle the globe in record-breaking time, or else lose a steep wager. And because the 1956 production still sets the bar for number of cameo appearances jammed into a supersized romp, this amiably dorky redo directed by ''The Waterboy'''s Frank Coraci doesn't try to match guest-star abundance, but includes a drive-by hello from, among others, that shrewd high flyer Arnold Schwarzenegger in his last pre-gubernatorial acting gig.

What's new and nutty, though, is the physical comedy of Jackie Chan as Fogg's manservant, Passepartout, a tailor-made tweak that results in a martial-arts subplot nestled with surprising charm in Verne's fantasy of futurism and eccentricity.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #773 Jul 09, 2004 Order article reprints
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