Rush Hour: Season 1 Reviews

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.
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
A dispiriting, derivative buddy-cop comedy based on the hit movie franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
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
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.
March 30, 2016
Can't rush to judgment here. Future episodes, absent the pilot's pyrotechnics, should play significantly different.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 29, 2016
Rush Hour will get by, or not, on the equity built up in the name, its mix of action and comedy, and the chemistry (hardly combustible at first) of its stars. Until then, a show intended to get its kicks will collect its share of lumps.