There isn't a minute of "Shanghai Knights" that didn't have me grinning. Lurking around the edges of this sequel to the 2000 Western comedy "Shanghai Noon," set mostly in London during Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, you can find Jack the Ripper, the origin of Sherlock Holmes and even a dash of "Oliver Twist." There are anachronistic references to the Beatles and Charlie Chaplin, along with '60s rock songs on the soundtrack. Escaping from one of their numerous tights spots, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson dash to freedom in a newfangled auto-mo-bile, to the accompaniment of the Who's "Magic Bus."
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