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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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  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. 75
    Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film.
  3. Coarser, more hectic, more cheaply written sequel.
  4. It's about half as much fun as the original.
  5. 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.
  6. The movie is counterfeit too, a coarse imitation of a stylish star vehicle for stars who deserve the real thing.
  7. This movie doesn't just kill time but tortures it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    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 to use his martial arts than in the culture restraints of the first one. "2" is fun, hilarious, and profoundly entertaining. Expand
  2. AnsonG.
    Sep 1, 2006
    Great action comedy movie.
  3. Sep 30, 2014
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  4. PatriciaF.
    Aug 27, 2001
    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
    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 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. Nov 11, 2013
    Less entertaining than the first, but "Rush Hour 2" still remains funny with Chris Tucker's ridiculous jokes. Once again, Chan does not demonstrate his powerful kung fu skills, which once again, disappointed me. I do love how nearly half of the film is set in Hong Kong. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2010
    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 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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