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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Steve Coogan
Jackie Chan
Jim Broadbent
Kathy Bates
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Owen Wilson
Luke Wilson
Richard Branson
Mark Addy
John Cleese
Rob Schneider
Ewan Bremner
Directors
Frank Coraci
Screenwriters
Michael D Weiss
Tim McCanlies
Steven Peros
David Titcher
David Beo
David Goldstein
Running Time
120 minutes

Around the World in Eighty Days
Chan and Coogan star in the latest version of Jules Verne's classic


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Plot
After stealing a valuable jade Buddha from the Bank Of England, Chinese thief Lau Xing (Chan) disguises himself as French valet Passepartout and teams up with Phileas Fogg (Coogan), an eccentric inventor who has made a wager that he can circumnavigate the globe within 80 days.


Verdict
Very young viewers might enjoy the knockabout comedy, but by playing the entire concept for laughs, the end result loses the story's sense of adventure and ends up being more slapdash than slapstick. Jules Verne must be turning in his grave.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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