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Rush Hour Reviews

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January 1, 2000
As Chan moved from Hong Kong to Hollywood, something got lost in the translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
January 1, 2000
... these two are no Murtaugh and Riggs, and something gets lost in the compromise, leaving this cop caper short on both action and laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2001
Chan is as sweet and charming as ever. Tucker makes an excellent foil. And things blow up.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
August 8, 2001
Chris Tucker...appears to be a white man in blackface plucked from a 1920s minstrel show.
January 1, 2000
The funniest bits are the blooper out-takes at its conclusion but, when I saw it, not that many people stayed in the theater long enough to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 24, 2004
A disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
The story is still routine, and still predictable, and still unimportant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sure, the action's there, along with his trademark amazing physical stunts, but in getting the Hollywood treatment, a great deal of the fun stemming from Chan and his "antics" has been lessened.
January 1, 2000
It's all pretty bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 1, 2000
If the director had thrown out the script, left the set, and just filmed the characters ad-libbing, he would have had a superior product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2001
Most of it pales in comparison to Chan's earlier movies, which makes one wonder if he might be getting too old for some of the more dangerous fare he might have attempted five or ten years ago. Let's hope not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Hollywood calculation can't match the primitive eager-to-please quality that made those Hong Kong films refreshing; they were appealing because they were so free of irony.
January 1, 2000
So why is that when Chan makes a real Hollywood movie the results are so disappointing?
January 1, 2000
Chan is amazing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
January 1, 2000
While it's always a rush to see Chan ingratiate himself before the camera, and therefore the audience, this is hardly the showcase for his myriad talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Doesn't feature nearly enough Jackie Chan action and has way too much Chris Tucker dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
What a lousy movie!
January 1, 2000
The opening credit sequence in Rush Hour outdoes anything that follows it.
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