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  • Summary: In this sequel to 1998's blockbuster "Rush Hour," Detective James Carter (Tucker) once again teams up with Detective Lee (Chan) to trap one of the world's most feared gangsters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. 80
    Oy, it's such a pleasure that you'll be begging for Rush Hour 3.
  2. A winning combination. By some bizarre quirk of star chemistry, their persona complement each other, the action scenes have comic flair and the movie is mindless fun.
  3. Coarser, more hectic, more cheaply written sequel.
  4. It's a fact that becomes riotously evident in the reel of outtakes that caps the picture and incites wonder about why no one thought to give us 90 minutes of those instead.
  5. 50
    Chan is still one of the most amazing -- and one of the most charming -- physical performers the movies have given us.
  6. 40
    Should please undiscriminating fans. But it in no way improves on the clichéd formula.
  7. 20
    The best parts of the movie occur during the outtakes, which are genuinely funny. The movie proper is insufferable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    Rush Hour 2 is a rare gem; it's almost, if not better than the original. This time, the action spreads to Hong Kong, and Chan is more free toRush Hour 2 is a rare gem; it's almost, if not better than the original. This time, the action spreads to Hong Kong, and Chan is more free to use his martial arts than in the culture restraints of the first one. "2" is fun, hilarious, and profoundly entertaining. Expand
  2. ElaineS.
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    I love Jackie Chan, and Chris Tucker. And together they are the unstoppable duo. A mix of action and comedy, made me cry with tears of I love Jackie Chan, and Chris Tucker. And together they are the unstoppable duo. A mix of action and comedy, made me cry with tears of laughter and sweat because of anxiousness. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2014
    10
    one of the greatest action comedies ever made. I've seen it 30 times and still laugh out loud. Only other movie I can say about that is stepone of the greatest action comedies ever made. I've seen it 30 times and still laugh out loud. Only other movie I can say about that is step brothers (and i truly dislike all other will farrell movies) Expand
  4. PatriciaF.
    Aug 27, 2001
    8
    I always enjoy Jackie Chan movies even though I watch no other "KungFu" type shows. His stunts are hilarious. I liked Chris better in this I always enjoy Jackie Chan movies even though I watch no other "KungFu" type shows. His stunts are hilarious. I liked Chris better in this one, and even noticed the guy is handsome if he just would not open his mouth. Never a dull moment in this movie. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2013
    8
    I enjoyed the sequel just that little bit more than the first thanks to a few things. There was more Action and I think the addition of twoI enjoyed the sequel just that little bit more than the first thanks to a few things. There was more Action and I think the addition of two kick-ass females in the mix really helped things out. Chan & Tucker still work great together and I can't help but be impressed by Chan's commitment to the stunts as well. Storyline is pretty straight forward and more about the Action rather than the content, but overall a solid Action/Comedy that I think outshined the original just that little bit. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2012
    8
    Rush Hour 2 isn't quite as good as the first film (or third for that matter), but it is still rather funny at times and the plot is goodRush Hour 2 isn't quite as good as the first film (or third for that matter), but it is still rather funny at times and the plot is good enough to keep you watching until the end. I don't really know why it's the weakest of the three, but it just doesn't seem quite as good. Still very enjoyable and definitely worth a watch if you are a fan of the first film. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2010
    0
    In short, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. In long, it's an insipid trip through China where virtually all of the humor is derivedIn short, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. In long, it's an insipid trip through China where virtually all of the humor is derived from cheap sexism and racism (I'm really a guy that can appreciate the humor in this, but all of the jokes were so unoriginal and flat), as opposed to the fun and ridiculous situations in the first Rush Hour. Jackie Chan's acting is more tired than it has ever been before, and Chris Tucker's antics get worn thin after the first 5 minutes. To me, this ranks among the worst sequels ever made (right alongside Lawnmower Man 2 - there, I said it.) Expand

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