Rush Hour 3 (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rush Hour 3 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Rush Hour 3 is a tired rehash of the earlier films, and a change of scenery can't hide a lack of new ideas.

Movie Info

In this third installment of the popular action comedy franchise, LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) book a flight for Europe and prepare to clean up the streets of Paris after discovering that Chinese triads have extended their criminal influence to the City of Lights. Chinese Ambassador Han (Tzi Ma) is in Los Angeles and about to reveal the details of a clandestine triad conspiracy to the World Criminal Court when an assassin takes aim and pulls the trigger. Though Carter has been demoted to directing traffic at the time of the shooting, Lee is acting as a bodyguard to Han when the bullets begin to fly. Lee quickly gives chase, but hesitates when he realizes that the gunman is Kenji (Hiroyuki Sanada), his old friend from the orphanage. When triads steal an envelope containing vital information regarding the conspiracy from Soo Yung's (Zhang Jingchu) Chinatown kung fu studio, Carter and Chief Inspector Lee race to reach Genevieve (Noémie Lenoir), an underground entertainer who could prove the key to bagging the bad guys. During the course of their investigation, however, triads clash with the French police, threatening to turn the romance capitol of Europe into an explosive hotbed of crime and violence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of action violence, sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Nathanson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
Box Office: $140.1M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Jackie Chan
as Chief Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker
as Det. James Carter
Noémie Lenoir
as Genevieve
Dana Ivey
as Sister Agnes
Henry O
as Master Yu
Julie Depardieu
as George's Wife
David Niven Jr
as Foreign Minister
Melissa Cabrera
as Follies Dancer
Mandy Coulton
as Follies Dancer
R.J. Durrell
as Follies Dancer
Catherine Ferrino
as Follies Dancer
Loriel Hennington
as Follies Dancer
Rachel Markarian
as Follies Dancer
Jaayda McClanahan
as Follies Dancer
Tovaris Wilson
as Follies Dancer
Diana Carr
as Gendarmes Dancer
Noa Dori
as Gendarmes Dancer
Kayla McGee
as Gendarmes Dancer
Tanja Plecas
as Gendarmes Dancer
Kristin Quinn
as Gendarmes Dancer
Liliya Toneva
as Gendarmes Dancer
Yvan Attal
as George
Youki Kudoh
as Dragon Lady
Tzi Ma
as Ambassador Han
Mia Tyler
as Marsha
Jingchu Zhang
as Soo Yung
Michael Chow
as Chinese Foreign Mini...
Sun Kok Ming
as Kung Fu Giant
Kentaro Matsuo
as French Assassin
Ludovic Paris
as French Cop
Richard Dieux
as French Cop
Philippe Bergeron
as Baccarat Dealer
Daniel Yabut
as Croupier
Lisa Piepergerdes
as Falling Woman
Eric Naggar
as Front Desk Man
Silvie Laguna
as Elevator Woman
Micaelle Mee-Sook
as Chinese Waitress
Daniel Decrauze
as Singing Guitarist
Ann Christine
as Dressing Room Girl
Anna Chiu
as Dressing Room Girl
Heather Mostofizadeh
as Dressing Room Girl
Jasmine Dustin
as Dressing Room Girl
Francesca C. Cecil
as Dressing Room Girl
Michel Francini
as Old Man on Balcony
Roman Polanski
as Detective Revi
Philip Baker Hall
as Captain William Diel
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Critic Reviews for Rush Hour 3

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (37)

I hate to use the phrase, "they're only in it for the money," but if any sequel ever exemplified that ethos, it's this one. Ultimately, Rush Hour 3 is a one trick pony whose day has long since passed.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011

Although much of Rush Hour 3 is in Paris, it's no French pastry. It's more week-old Happy Meal.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Fayetteville Free Weekly

I have never thought I would ever profess to be a Jackie Chan fan. Yet, at the ripe old age of 31 having just seen Rush Hour 3, it appears that I am.

Full Review… | August 26, 2008

No matter how fast Chris Tucker shoots his mouth or Jackie Chan flashes his fists, they can't recapture the charm of the original Rush Hour in this third installment.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

The film is formulaic and the plot is barely connected together. But it moves along quickly and there's the occasional smile.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Rush Hour 3 is a stagnate yet still commercially viable franchise. It arrives on your theater screen infested with the mold of a dated, stale rehash.

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
Colorado Springs Gazette

Audience Reviews for Rush Hour 3




Super Reviewer

There's not much reason for this film. There's nothing new in it and it's preposterous.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Third installation of the unlikely comedy duo. Lee and Carter find themselves in Paris hunting down the triads to save a girl.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Rush Hour 3 Quotes

Det. James Carter: Now I'm about to beat the puberty out of yall, you ain't gunna see it coming!
– Submitted by Raha R (3 years ago)
Det. James Carter: I don't know what the hell you've been feeding him, but he is too damn big!
– Submitted by Bryan M (5 years ago)

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