Rush Hour
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Brett Ratner directed this action-comedy that found box-office success by teaming Chris Tucker with Jackie Chan -- performing his own stunts as per his earlier films. As the story begins, Hong-Kong supercop Lee's (Chan), detective savvy leads to the confiscation of $500 million in weapons, drugs, and Chinese art. When Hong Kong Chinese Consul Han (Tzi Ma), is sent on a diplomatic mission to Los Angeles, his 11-year-old daughter, Soo Young (Julia Hsu), is abducted by an international criminal mastermind. The FBI assures Han they will find the kidnappers and return her safely, yet Han only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"The contrast between Tucker's motormouth and Chan's man of few words should be funnier, but the plot -- which is cliched without quite becoming self-reflexive -- and the uneven pace dampen most of their moments."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Rush Hour effectively teams Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in a formulaic but funny action comedy that should please fans of both stars."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"a big heap of fun"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Buddy cop fun amidst explosions, bad guys, and language."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"No matter how much or how fast Tucker talks, you can't help feeling that his co-star has made a fatal mistake."
‑ , Film4
"Much of the best dialogue, you suspect, was improvised by Tucker and Chan, who seem truly taken with each other and make a delightful, ordinary-extraordinary pair."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Time Out
"A kick-happy buddy film!"
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Chan...can make something out of nothing, while Ratner's chief skills seem to be talking himself into the director's chair and hiring the right people. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The action and stunt scenes are not on a par with those in Chan's HK efforts."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"...manages to coast on the palpable chemistry between the two leads..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Rush Hour is a righteous title for an action comedy, and that's only the beginning."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"The movie is no more than a well-produced confection designed for quick payoff in the big cities, but it's pretty consistently funny."
‑ David Denby, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A lightweight, but highly enjoyable buddy cop movie elevated by its two lead stars."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"By the book buddy-buddy movie. This is a weakly scripted parade of set-pieces which aren't as exciting as regular Jackie Chan films."
‑ Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine
"How sad that the great Chan is presumed to need this kind of dumbed-down buddy movie."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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