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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

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Critic 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.

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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
Rating:
PG-13 (for action violence, language and some sexual material)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Cast

Jackie Chan
as Chief Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker
as Det. James Carter
John Lone
as Ricky Tan
Ziyi Zhang
as Hu Li
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

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (34)

The whole film plays like an outtake, and that I do mean as a compliment.

August 9, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

While the rest of it isn't really any good, it's certainly no chore to watch.

Full Review… | August 7, 2001
Salon.com
Top Critic

The film seems content to rely on the formula that could (small sigh) extend for a few more sequels.

Full Review… | August 6, 2001
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

For fans of the still-youthful franchise, this movie's going to hit the spot.

August 3, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

About half as much fun as the original, and for August, that's probably good enough.

August 3, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Delivers its share of laughs, but offers nothing you haven't already seen.

August 3, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rush Hour 2

Brett Ratner keeps the action and comedy coming at rapid fire pace in Rush Hour 2.

This is an excellent example of a comedic-action film. The story consistently pushes and it never lets up. The fact that it's under 90 minutes also helps. The humor has its ups and downs, but more than not, especially with the amount of comedic dialogue provided, they are able to generate enough laughs.

The stylized object oriented action and stunt work is good clean fun. The choreography is on the money while leaving the want for more.

Jackie Chan's "out of country" personality works well in a film of this nature. Chris Tucker, while constantly spitting out line after line, manages to stay below the level of annoyance. Roselyn Sanchez and Zhang Ziyi compliment the male leads without fail. Watching Zhang Ziyi in the role she's given is a turn on.

Rush Hour 2 entertains and that's all that matters. "Some apple?"

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

½

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have great chemistry, using their differences to their advantage. A good movie if your looking for just comedy.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

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 Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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