Rush Hour 3
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The third installment is so cartoonishly stupid it makes the original look like a classic."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"I hate to use the phrase, "they're only in it for the money," but if any sequel ever exemplified that ethos, it's this one. Ultimately, Rush Hour 3 is a one trick pony whose day has long since passed."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"No matter how fast Chris Tucker shoots his mouth or Jackie Chan flashes his fists, they can't recapture the charm of the original Rush Hour in this third installment."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"This Rush job should put the franchise down for good."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"This movie makes a fine replacement for the previous two installments."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Although much of Rush Hour 3 is in Paris, it's no French pastry. It's more week-old Happy Meal."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"The film is formulaic and the plot is barely connected together. But it moves along quickly and there's the occasional smile."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Tucker is the film's 50,000-watt mood killer, determined to fray the nerves of anyone in the theater"
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"I have never thought I would ever profess to be a Jackie Chan fan. Yet, at the ripe old age of 31 having just seen Rush Hour 3, it appears that I am."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Rush Hour 3 is a stagnate yet still commercially viable franchise. It arrives on your theater screen infested with the mold of a dated, stale rehash."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
"Yvan Attal steals what is otherwise an exhausted, workaday film."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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