Rush Hour 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rush Hour 2 Reviews

August 9, 2001
The whole film plays like an outtake, and that I do mean as a compliment.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2001
While the rest of it isn't really any good, it's certainly no chore to watch.
August 6, 2001
The film seems content to rely on the formula that could (small sigh) extend for a few more sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 3, 2001
For fans of the still-youthful franchise, this movie's going to hit the spot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2001
About half as much fun as the original, and for August, that's probably good enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 3, 2001
Delivers its share of laughs, but offers nothing you haven't already seen.
August 3, 2001
As long as it's entangled in multi-culti absurdity, Rush Hour 2 is actually a better time than the first one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 3, 2001
It's possible to detect a somewhat calmer, more controlled disposition in this sequel compared with its predecessor.
August 3, 2001
Nobody expects this to be, say, The French Connection, but it should make a little more sense.
August 3, 2001
Provides a little dance in its step to lift it above the shrill or the innocuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2001
Chan and Tucker go through their paces with the confidence and flair of trapeze artists who know they can rely on each other.
August 3, 2001
How can a movie allow [Tucker] to be so obnoxious and make no acknowledgment that his behavior is aberrant?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 2, 2001
Better than its predecessor, and that goes for everything from the fight scenes to Chan's grasp of English.
August 2, 2001
Though it lacks some of the high-spirited spark of the original -- it often feels like the fifth or sixth rather than the second in a franchise series -- the action and humor are enough to make an hour and a half pass quickly and pleasantly.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 2, 2001
The overall pace is slack enough to make the movie's 93 minutes feel twice as long.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 2, 2001
Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film.
August 2, 2001
Lacking in spontaneity and freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2001
Watching it is a soul-numbing experience, but that probably won't keep it from being a big hit.
August 2, 2001
Director Brett Ratner efficiently delivers on audience expectation at every turn.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2001
You may not get your money's worth, but you can't say you don't get what you asked for.
August 2, 2001
Comes off as a lot more cynical than comic -- yet another example of Hollywood riding a semi-amusing bit -- SPLAT! -- into the ground.
August 2, 2001
The choreography, while still delightful, is inevitably less intricate.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 2, 2001
[Chan's] action choreography is toned down and lacks its usual comic flair.
August 2, 2001
It's tastier this time around because of the established rapport between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
August 2, 2001
There's a retrograde quality to the process of turning a surprise hit into a predictable franchise.
August 2, 2001
Fits right into the Chan oeuvre.
August 2, 2001
Primarily appeals to those who don't tire of ethnic jokes and to Chanatics, as we Jackie diehards style ourselves.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2001
It's not as funny as the original, not as fresh or urgent.
August 2, 2001
Even the addition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's spunky Zhang Ziyi to the cast can't get Rush Hour 2 out of the sequelitis quagmire.
August 2, 2001
Everything about Rush Hour 2 is obligatory, from the action to the tiresome banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2001
Succeeds as a slightly convoluted, paint-by-the-numbers buddy/action comedy with fast, funny banter and well-choreographed fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2001
Of course, there's Chan -- a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Especially when he's wiping up a massage parlor with the bad guys.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 1, 2001
Slack, unfunny bit of new-century vaudeville.
July 30, 2001
All of the original's formulas and alternating tones of goofball antics and deadly serious conflict are studiously yet fluidly preserved in this superior sequel.