Shanghai Knights

2003 PG-13 1h 54m DVD

Shanghai Knights

2003 PG-13 1h 54m DVD
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In this sequel to Shanghai Noon, dynamic duo Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon are in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father but end up on an even bigger case: It seems there's a plot in the works to kill the royal family.
Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen, Aidan Gillen, Fann Wong, Gemma Jones, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Fisher, Kim Chan, Constantine Gregory, Oliver Cotton
David Dobkin
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Shanghai Knights is the sequel to Shanghai Noon and involves the same kind of martial arts violence that appeared in the first movie. Characters are hung, killed with arrows, and stabbed with daggers and martial arts pratfalls and sight gags appear in abundance. Owen Wilson's character starts out as a prostitute, and frequently makes off-color jokes about sex and frequent stereotypical jokes about the differences between American, Chinese, and British culture. He also smokes a cigar in one scene, and appears drunk after downing several shots of liquor.

Sexual Content

Roy is a former prostitute and discusses having sex with women for money. After finding a copy of the Kama Sutra, one of the lead characters becomes engrossed in the book; he later has a dream in which he's surrounded by scantily-clad women as his love interest passionately licks his face. Topless statues on either side of a mantle are used as comedy props; characters push their breasts to move the mantle into a secret room. After a pillow fight with scantily-clad women, the two lead characters are found naked except for a pillow covering their private parts. Much humor is made of the English dish "Spotted Dick," with one character thinking it has something to do with "the clap." One of the main characters tells his sister that his best friend "shoots blanks," as an attempt to have her lose interest in his friend.


Frequent martial arts violence. Two guards are hung and killed, and two more guards are killed with arrows. A machine gun is used on the lead character and on royalty, and a pistol is fired at the lead characters. Slapstick pratfalls. A character falls to his death from a high altitude.


Occasional profanity and sexual language. The main antagonist, Rathbone, is nicknamed "Rathboner" by one of the lead characters.

Social Behavior

The value of friendship, even across cultural and personality barriers, is expressed. Violence is the primary method for solving problems. Some iffy messages about prostitution and revenge.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Early in the film, characters drink champagne. Roy smokes a cigar and drinks wine. Later, he is at a bar drinking shots of liquor and acts intoxicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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