starring Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar
screenplay by Michael J. Wilson and Michael Leeson
directed by Kevin Donovan
by Walter Chaw Between watching Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts consistently upstage her (and be commented upon constantly, besides) and Jackie Chan try hard to erase his legacy as the best physical comedian of the talkies, it's tempting to declare that The Tuxedo is a bankrupt entertainment and a remorseless time pit. Tempting and not entirely inaccurate, but in truth The Tuxedo is more than just cheerfully misogynistic (and most of Chan's films are, in one way or another, woman-hating), cartoonish, and even racist in a Green Hornet/Kato sort of way--The Tuxedo is a symptom of a far deeper concern involving the inability of the West to ever make proper use of hijacked foreign commodities or construct an action film anymore that doesn't resort to slapstick childishness and/or grotesque violence.