Rush Hour 3


Rush Hour 3

Critics Consensus

Rush Hour 3 is a tired rehash of the earlier films, and a change of scenery can't hide a lack of new ideas.



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In this third installment of the popular action comedy franchise, LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) book a flight for Europe and prepare to clean up the streets of Paris after discovering that Chinese triads have extended their criminal influence to the City of Lights. Chinese Ambassador Han (Tzi Ma) is in Los Angeles and about to reveal the details of a clandestine triad conspiracy to the World Criminal Court when an assassin takes aim and pulls the trigger. Though Carter has been demoted to directing traffic at the time of the shooting, Lee is acting as a bodyguard to Han when the bullets begin to fly. Lee quickly gives chase, but hesitates when he realizes that the gunman is Kenji (Hiroyuki Sanada), his old friend from the orphanage. When triads steal an envelope containing vital information regarding the conspiracy from Soo Yung's (Zhang Jingchu) Chinatown kung fu studio, Carter and Chief Inspector Lee race to reach Genevieve (Noémie Lenoir), an underground entertainer who could prove the key to bagging the bad guys. During the course of their investigation, however, triads clash with the French police, threatening to turn the romance capitol of Europe into an explosive hotbed of crime and violence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Jackie Chan
as Chief Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker
as Det. James Carter
Noémie Lenoir
as Genevieve
Dana Ivey
as Sister Agnes
Henry O
as Master Yu
Julie Depardieu
as George's Wife
David Niven Jr
as Foreign Minister
Melissa Cabrera
as Follies Dancer
Mandy Coulton
as Follies Dancer
R.J. Durrell
as Follies Dancer
Catherine Ferrino
as Follies Dancer
Loriel Hennington
as Follies Dancer
Rachel Markarian
as Follies Dancer
Jaayda McClanahan
as Follies Dancer
Tovaris Wilson
as Follies Dancer
Diana Carr
as Gendarmes Dancer
Noa Dori
as Gendarmes Dancer
Kayla McGee
as Gendarmes Dancer
Tanja Plecas
as Gendarmes Dancer
Kristin Quinn
as Gendarmes Dancer
Liliya Toneva
as Gendarmes Dancer
Yvan Attal
as George
Youki Kudoh
as Dragon Lady
Tzi Ma
as Ambassador Han
Mia Tyler
as Marsha
Jingchu Zhang
as Soo Yung
Michael Chow
as Chinese Foreign Minister
Sun Kok Ming
as Kung Fu Giant
Kentaro Matsuo
as French Assassin
Ludovic Paris
as French Cop
Richard Dieux
as French Cop
Philippe Bergeron
as Baccarat Dealer
Daniel Yabut
as Croupier
Lisa Piepergerdes
as Falling Woman
Eric Naggar
as Front Desk Man
Silvie Laguna
as Elevator Woman
Micaelle Mee-Sook
as Chinese Waitress
Daniel Decrauze
as Singing Guitarist
Ann Christine
as Dressing Room Girl
Anna Chiu
as Dressing Room Girl
Heather Mostofizadeh
as Dressing Room Girl
Jasmine Dustin
as Dressing Room Girl
Francesca C. Cecil
as Dressing Room Girl
Michel Francini
as Old Man on Balcony
Roman Polanski
as Detective Revi
Philip Baker Hall
as Captain William Diel
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Critic Reviews for Rush Hour 3

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (129)

  • The third installment is so cartoonishly stupid it makes the original look like a classic.

    Aug 14, 2007
  • This movie makes a fine replacement for the previous two installments.

    Aug 11, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rush Hour 3 is an awfully spare title for such a big-money enterprise, but an appropriate subtitle like Auto Pilot or Once More For The Cash would have given the game away.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • There's no doubt that Rush Hour 3 is anything but a mess. And yet there were moments when I found myself laughing giddily at the inanity of it all, and other moments when the picture was so beautiful to look at that I almost forgot its faults.

    Aug 10, 2007
  • The final, and anti-climactic, 'threequel' of the summer has nothing new to say. A staleness pervades the film, despite all efforts to inject freshness and excitement into a tired story.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Rush Hour 3 is a blockbuster sequel filmed with the enthusiasm of jury duty and as barren of novelty as a burned-out souvenir stand.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Rush Hour 3

  • Jan 19, 2019
    Arguably works as an example of the sort of red flags one might want to look out for if they suspect that a film's director is (like Brett Ratner) a sex offender. But as a movie? Nah, not so much.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Change of plans? What change of plans? Oh yeah, this movie focused way too much on comedy than on the action. It's time they should stop here before they dump all their money on another one.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2015
    Very funny third part just as good as the rest if not better, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker were great together, The action was fun and gripping at the same time, Critics were harsh but they always are on comedies.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2014
    Following every trope of a part 3, Rush Hour 3 is mediocre schlock. After the attempted assassination of Ambassador Han at the World Criminal Court, Insp. Lee and Det. Carter set off to Paris in order to find the Triad responsible. It's an incredibly stupid and trite story that isn't told very well. And, Tucker and Chan chew up the scenery. Still, the action is exciting (for the most part), and there are some bits of humor that work. Rush Hour 3 is an uninspired and soulless film that's just going through the motions.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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