Rush Hour: Season 1 Reviews

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Top Critic
November 26, 2019
At a time when television couldn't be more diverse, basing a new series on tired ideas cribbed from an 18-year-old movie might not be the wisest choice.
June 25, 2018
It's a perfect fit for CBS, a network that loves easy procedurals and that desperately needs to add some color to its lineup. It's just too bad the execution of the series is a little off.
April 5, 2016
Bloody reboot swimming in shootouts, outdated stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2016
It's a formula that worked for three movies that grossed nearly $1 billion, so why change it for television? Well, that would make sense if the TV version kept Chan and Tucker.
April 1, 2016
There are indications that The Powers That Be (which include Cougar Town vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick) are well aware of what does and does not work about the film 18 years later.
April 1, 2016
Saddled with having to recreate a two hour movie in 45 minutes, Foo and Hires feel like they are doing impressions of their predecessors, and it cuts into their natural charm and rhythm.
April 1, 2016
CBS's Rush Hour doesn't outshine the original movie, or even the sequel, but I guess it's somewhat better than the third one. That doesn't seem like high praise, I know, and that's because it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 1, 2016
Though that isn't necessarily bad, it is not particularly funny, either.
March 31, 2016
The comedy is rote, the dialogue is wooden, and the performances by Justin Hires and Jon Foo, in the Tucker and Chan roles respectively, are nil.
March 31, 2016
The Rush Hour movie franchise is unfortunately downgraded for TV, right down to the casting of... unknowns Hires and Foo as Carter and Lee. They may be aware they're in a buddy cop show, but lack any of the chemistry that such a pairing should entail.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 31, 2016
In a world where [other movies] are converting film to television, surely there is room for this thing, which though it lacks the star power and acrobatic wit of its theatrical model, makes up for it in other ways.
March 31, 2016
It's promising that Lawrence's fellow producers include Psych creator Steve Franks, who knows something about mixing comedy and crime, but these characters need more development than this first rushed hour gives them.
March 31, 2016
Rush Hour is meant to be mind candy, of course, but this has all the flavor of a twice-chewed stick of Wrigley's.
March 31, 2016
A dispiriting, derivative buddy-cop comedy based on the hit movie franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
March 31, 2016
Unfortunately, watching CBS' watered-down take on the hit action-comedy Rush Hour makes us want to use four-letter words that sound nothing like "hope." Like "blah," but you can assume whatever you'd like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 31, 2016
With only one episode available for review, it's impossible to determine if Rush Hour is hampered by its need to set up contrasts between the lawmen and solve a crime. Maybe things get better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2016
Without unique star power to carry it, it's just another dull procedural on a network already filled with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 30, 2016
The best thing about the series is its likeable cast.
March 30, 2016
The failure to adequately replace Chan's genius is where Rush Hour ultimately disappoints most.
March 30, 2016
Landing with a dull thud in the middle of a small-screen landscape that's increasingly driven by movements toward narrative ingenuity and diversity of perspective, Rush Hour is ultimately just another cop show, and not a very fun one at that.
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