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Rush Hour Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
a big heap of fun
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 29, 2010
Chan...can make something out of nothing, while Ratner's chief skills seem to be talking himself into the director's chair and hiring the right people. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
December 15, 2010
A lightweight, but highly enjoyable buddy cop movie elevated by its two lead stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 19, 2010
Buddy cop fun amidst explosions, bad guys, and language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
April 3, 2009
The action and stunt scenes are not on a par with those in Chan's HK efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
October 18, 2008
By the book buddy-buddy movie. This is a weakly scripted parade of set-pieces which aren't as exciting as regular Jackie Chan films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2008
No matter how much or how fast Tucker talks, you can't help feeling that his co-star has made a fatal mistake.
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
October 14, 2008
The contrast between Tucker's motormouth and Chan's man of few words should be funnier, but the plot -- which is cliched without quite becoming self-reflexive -- and the uneven pace dampen most of their moments.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 19, 2007
...manages to coast on the palpable chemistry between the two leads...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
August 13, 2007
How sad that the great Chan is presumed to need this kind of dumbed-down buddy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Much of the best dialogue, you suspect, was improvised by Tucker and Chan, who seem truly taken with each other and make a delightful, ordinary-extraordinary pair.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Chris Tucker is the man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The great Jackie Chan deserves an A list director in a Hollywood film while he's still young enough to pull off his awe inspiring stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dragan Antulov
May 24, 2004
A disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Blake French
January 8, 2004
By themselves, Chan and Tucker do not provide anything inspiring or refreshing, but when they are combined, they form a surprisingly entertaining comedic duo.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I didn't have very high expectations for this film, and it was much better than I thought it was going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Rush Hour would be a lot more valuable if it were not so heavily based on other successful films, but if you're looking for mindless entertainment, you could do worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A perfect popcorn film -- lightweight, low in nutrients but remarkably satisfying nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Terrific entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Rush Hour is a righteous title for an action comedy, and that's only the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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