Rush Hour Reviews

January 16, 2019
A brief sequence where he weaves between tour bus, truck and camper van views like a kung-fu version of Singin' In The Rain. But Chan's physical poetry is boxed inside narrow margins.
January 16, 2019
A misbegotten marriage of sweet and sour.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
Rush Hour is a righteous title for an action comedy, and that's only the beginning.
July 31, 2001
A vindication of what some of us have always known: that Jackie is a screen legend.
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.
January 1, 2000
A kick-happy buddy film!
January 1, 2000
Classy and brassy, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are a funky, well-matched duo in New Line's winning Rush Hour.
January 1, 2000
Raucously entertaining!
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.
January 1, 2000
What a lousy movie!
January 1, 2000
As Chan moved from Hong Kong to Hollywood, something got lost in the translation.
January 1, 2000
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker make an entertaining team!
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
So why is that when Chan makes a real Hollywood movie the results are so disappointing?
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.
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.