Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 18, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A kick-ass addition to the cop-buddy film genre.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Rush Hour effectively teams Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in a formulaic but funny action comedy that should please fans of both stars.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a big heap of fun

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Time Out

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A kick-happy buddy film!

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

Rush Hour is a righteous title for an action comedy, and that's only the beginning.

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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie is no more than a well-produced confection designed for quick payoff in the big cities, but it's pretty consistently funny.

R. L. Shaffer

A lightweight, but highly enjoyable buddy cop movie elevated by its two lead stars.

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Scott Green
I was supposed to be funny, but it wasn't, yet I was still entertained by it's action and storyline, which was sadly met with a weak-ish script.
Sanjay Rema
A very funny film with great character development. Good for a nice balance of action and comedy.
danny d
guilty pleasure, or legitemately top notch buddy cop film? either way, i love this flick. its fun, funny, and action packed in the right ways.
Albert Kim
Good, clean fun. Compared to most of Jackie Chan's projects, the choreography in his fight scenes are very limited but the comedic factor and the engaging… More
Eric Alvarez
Not the most intricate thriller, but bits and pieces added to a pretty well done comedy make for a good first movie to the trilogy.