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Rush Hour Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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.
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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.
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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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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Rush Hour effectively teams Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in a formulaic but funny action comedy that should please fans of both stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A kick-happy buddy film!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
So why is that when Chan makes a real Hollywood movie the results are so disappointing?
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 1, 2000
Raucously entertaining!
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
What a lousy movie!
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The movie is no more than a well-produced confection designed for quick payoff in the big cities, but it's pretty consistently funny.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
As Chan moved from Hong Kong to Hollywood, something got lost in the translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Classy and brassy, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are a funky, well-matched duo in New Line's winning Rush Hour.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker make an entertaining team!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
September 18, 1998
Tucker's sole focus, a la Groucho Marx, is on what's directly in front of him - and that attitude only reinforces the cruddiness of a vehicle like Rush Hour. The film isn't worth giving a damn about either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-