Rush Hour 2

2001

Rush Hour 2

Critics Consensus

Rush Hour 2 doesn't feel as fresh or funny as the first, and the stunts lack some of the intricacy normally seen in Chan's films.

52%

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A surprise box-office smash spawns this inevitably action-packed buddy comedy follow-up that reunites director Brett Ratner with stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Chan is Chief Inspector Lee of the Royal Hong Kong Police, who travels back to China with his American colleague, Los Angeles detective James Carter (Tucker). The men intend to take some vacation time but are quickly pulled into the case of two murdered U.S. customs agents, who were investigating an illegal counterfeiting scam involving Ricky Tan (John Lone), one of the most powerful Triad gangsters in Asia and an old enemy of Lee's. Lee and Carter are soon embroiled in a dangerous mystery that also involves a sexy secret-service agent (Roselyn Sanchez), a billionaire hotel owner (Alan King), a dangerous femme fatale (Zhang Ziyi) and a finale set in a lavish Las Vegas casino. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Jackie Chan
as Chief Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker
as Det. James Carter
John Lone
as Ricky Tan
Roselyn Sanchez
as Isabella Molina
Harris Yulin
as Agent Sterling
Alan King
as Steven Reign
Kenneth Tsang
as Capt. Chin
Lisa Lo Cicero
as Receptionist
Gelbert Coloma
as Karaoke Singer
Lucy Lin
as Massage Parlor Hostess
Meiling Melacon
as Girl in Car
Maggie Q
as Girl in Car
Patricia Chan
as Club Hostess
Cindy Lu
as Hostess No.2
Pang Wing Sang
as Suit Salesman
Mei Ling Wong
as Chicken Lady
William Tuen
as Cab Driver
Shawn Peretz
as Flight Attendant
Don Cheadle
as Kenny (uncredited)
Audrey Quock
as Kenny's Wife
Jeremy Piven
as Versace Salesman
Verena Mei
as Casino Waitress
Angela Little Mackenzie
as Tex's Girlfriend
Julia Schultz
as Tex's Girlfriend
Saul Rubinek
as Red Dragon Box Man
Gianni Russo
as Red Dragon Pit Boss
James J. Ghang
as Red Dragon Stickman
Michael Chow
as Red Dragon Gambler
Teresa Lin
as Red Dragon Gambler
Tanya Newbould
as Red Dragon Gambler
Matt Barry
as Red Dragon Gambler
James Duke
as Red Dragon Gambler
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Critic Reviews for Rush Hour 2

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Audience Reviews for Rush Hour 2

  • Jan 20, 2019
    Didn't know I had a favourite Rush Hour movie until today. I guess I do, and it's this one. Still pretty crap though.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2015
    More action, More comedy same old story but Chan and Tucker are great together and do well with a story that's been done so many times.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2014
    Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are back for more buddy-cop shenanigans in Rush Hour 2. While vacationing in Hong Kong with Insp. Lee, Det. Carter gets caught up in a Triad counterfeiting operation. Unfortunately the comedy isn't as sharp this time, as Tucker's constant jokiness and overacting becomes kind of annoying and takes away from the intensity of the action. However, Ziyi Zhang brings a lot of charisma to the film and makes for an intriguing and mysterious villain. And as always, Chan comes through with a number of dynamic and exiting fight sequences. Rush Hour 2 is a bit of a generic sequel, but it's still entertaining and fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2011
    Ahh, the classic sequel-syndrome. "Rush Hour 2" was not as good as the first. It doesn't improve in the action, story, or comedy but it tries too hard to be more grand. The production values is upped a bit but the direction, editing, and camera shots are still too elementary. Still a fun time though.
    Albert K Super Reviewer

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