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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.
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. 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: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  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 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
    10
    Great action comedy movie.
  3. 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 laughter and sweat because of anxiousness. 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 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. 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 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
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    It's nowhere near as funny as the first installment, but "Rush Hour 2" is still chuckle-worthy and, thus, deserved of a few viewings.
  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 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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