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Rush Hour 3 (2007)

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18

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 157
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 128

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

19

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 36
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 29

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

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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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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

PG-13,

Action & Adventure, Comedy

Jeff Nathanson

Dec 18, 2007

$140.1M

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All Critics (162) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (128) | DVD (15)

The third installment is so cartoonishly stupid it makes the original look like a classic.

August 14, 2007 | Comments (5)
Ebert & Roeper
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This movie makes a fine replacement for the previous two installments.

August 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Rush Hour 3 is an awfully spare title for such a big-money enterprise, but an appropriate subtitle like Auto Pilot or Once More For The Cash would have given the game away.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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There's no doubt that Rush Hour 3 is anything but a mess. And yet there were moments when I found myself laughing giddily at the inanity of it all, and other moments when the picture was so beautiful to look at that I almost forgot its faults.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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The final, and anti-climactic, 'threequel' of the summer has nothing new to say. A staleness pervades the film, despite all efforts to inject freshness and excitement into a tired story.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Rush Hour 3 is a blockbuster sequel filmed with the enthusiasm of jury duty and as barren of novelty as a burned-out souvenir stand.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Comment (1)
Toronto Star
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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.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

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

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
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.

August 26, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com

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.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screendaily
Screendaily

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

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
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.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs Gazette

This Rush job should put the franchise down for good.

January 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Times
Washington Times

Tucker is the film's 50,000-watt mood killer, determined to fray the nerves of anyone in the theater

October 29, 2007 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Yvan Attal steals what is otherwise an exhausted, workaday film.

September 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinerina

When the outakes are the best part of a film, you know something's seriously backward. Here's Rush Hour 3 succinctly described in one word: Meh.

September 21, 2007
HollywoodChicago.com

It is exactly what the trailer promises, providing a reasonably affordable getaway with no hassles. Fans will love it. What a rush!

September 13, 2007 Full Review

Proves that $25 million does not buy a good, or even bearable performance.

September 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Three years later in the sequel, Tucker and Chan had found their groove, even if the movie did not have as many good laughs and great stunt work. Now, though, it is an awkward Greatest Hits Reunion Show, and neither one of them seem up to the task

September 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Some things aren't worth doing twice, let alone three times.

August 29, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

...the results are pretty much the same old familiar ruckus {but] the pedestrian storyline is somewhat rejuvenated because Chan and Tucker administers the playful punches.

August 29, 2007 Full Review
Movie Eye

The action is ho-hum, the attempts at comedy are inept and the whole mismatched partners mojo is all dried up in this snooze-worthy third, and hopefully last, Rush Hour flick.

August 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly
Atlantic City Weekly

A movie that not only depends on but demands you don't think in order to enjoy it.

August 22, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Wild, funny and over-the-top action!

August 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Guys with Jeff & Dave
Movie Guys with Jeff & Dave

Instead of the playful banter that infested the second film, Chan's stiff delivery is punctuated by meaningless and exhaustive one-liners that pour out of Tucker like an oil tanker that just got the business-end of a torpedo.

August 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Like the cinematic equivalent of an old, reliable piece of furniture: although it predictably brings comfort, age ultimately catches up with it, and is simply isn't as refreshing as it once was.

August 19, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Rush Hour 3

There's not much reason for this film. There's nothing new in it and it's preposterous.
May 24, 2013
cchclaw

Super Reviewer

Third installation of the unlikely comedy duo. Lee and Carter find themselves in Paris hunting down the triads to save a girl.
April 28, 2013
thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Run of the mill, identikit police action comedy, worst than the first two because its just the same and no different, although the first was alright. Tucker is reasonably funny but Chan should retire, the ending is impressive at the Eiffel Tower but becomes way too stupid very quickly, they jump off the top for christs sake, its just so dumb and predictable.
February 8, 2012
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

was it inevitable that this franchise would falter so bad? probably. i loved the first two, but while this one had some good action and very funny moments, it also had some terrible action, stale jokes, and the chemistry between the characters faltered a lot mostly due to tucker i think. the terrible end killed this film for me, but to be honest, i'd still watch a 4th one in an instant.
September 13, 2011
sanjurosamurai
danny d

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    1. 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 (23 months ago)
    1. 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 (3 years ago)
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