Rush Hour 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 2, 2001
It's not as funny as the original, not as fresh or urgent.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 3, 2001
How can a movie allow [Tucker] to be so obnoxious and make no acknowledgment that his behavior is aberrant?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 2, 2001
Everything about Rush Hour 2 is obligatory, from the action to the tiresome banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 3, 2001
Perfunctory, sour, overly racist.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
If Chris Tucker ever comes to my house for dinner, he'd better bring some aspirin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 2, 2001
[Chan's] action choreography is toned down and lacks its usual comic flair.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
December 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 20, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
August 1, 2001
Tucker and Chan work the material as best they can (under the circumstances of no story) but it's a laborious feat.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 6, 2001
It looks ... like it was thrown together in a couple of months.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 3, 2001
The final tally: four stars for Jackie Chan, no stars for director Brett Ratner, and minus two stars for Chris Tucker, giving the film a total of two.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 3, 2001
Chan has surprisingly little to do -- fewer action sequences than usual and even less dialogue to wrestle with.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
July 31, 2001
Chan and Tucker's relationship is an unfortunate chemistry based on racial insults.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 1, 2001
...The banter between Chan and Tucker hasn't an ounce of spirit and even the action scenes feel stale and lethargic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 2, 2001
Rush Hour 2 is just par for the course in this year of familiarity and mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 3, 2001
The outtakes that run over the end credits [are] the only spontaneous thing about the movie.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 1, 2001
Slack, unfunny bit of new-century vaudeville.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 2, 2001
Even the addition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's spunky Zhang Ziyi to the cast can't get Rush Hour 2 out of the sequelitis quagmire.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 27, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 9, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
August 14, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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August 9, 2001

Guardian
August 10, 2001

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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