Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. At regular intervals the film stops short for similiarly nifty Chan choreography, letting the star flip, swivel, scamper up walls and hurl large objects with his feet.
  2. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    60
    The stunts are great but they make sense and don't blow the sense of reality of the whole movie.
  3. The problem with Rush Hour is that the film isn’t a partnership, it’s a Chris Tucker movie with Chan as straight man.
  4. 60
    The movie seems to proceed from somebody's notion that it would be hilarious to see a black guy and a Chinese guy working together.
  5. 60
    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.
  6. A misbegotten marriage of sweet and sour.
  7. 50
    The crime story here is lazily constructed, mostly an excuse for the give-and-take between Tucker and Chan, which is shrill and raucous without being especially clever.
  8. 50
    A somewhat lackluster cop buddy movie that goes wrong in two big ways: (1) it fails to utilize Chan's full range of skills, relegating him to the role of a kickboxing action hero and virtually ignoring his comedic aptitude, and (2) it saddles him with a partner, played by the irritating Chris Tucker.
  9. The two characters barely even have a relationship; they're a union of demographics--the "urban" market meets the slapstick-action market.
  10. 40
    There may be nothing new under the sun, but you can bet your life there's absolutely nothing new about Rush Hour at all.
  11. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    40
    It's not much fun to watch.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jan 9, 2011
    10
    One of my all time favorite movies. This is the movie that made me love buddy cop movies, and a Jackie Chan fan. Although, I wonder whereOne of my all time favorite movies. This is the movie that made me love buddy cop movies, and a Jackie Chan fan. Although, I wonder where Chris Tucker is these days. Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    10
    One of the best buddy cop movies there is, Rush Hour takes two very different cultures, Asians and African-Americans, and throws them togetherOne of the best buddy cop movies there is, Rush Hour takes two very different cultures, Asians and African-Americans, and throws them together in the melting pot of L.A. to solve a kidnapping case that will send them in lots of directions.

    It's fun to watch Jackie Chan do karate and mount buildings in 5 seconds, and Chris Tucker's humor kills. Full of twists and some great action sequences, Rush Hour is an all-time favorite movie of mine.
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  3. Jul 27, 2011
    10
    This movie was hilarious especially when it came out. The combination of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan just made the movie exciting since theyThis movie was hilarious especially when it came out. The combination of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan just made the movie exciting since they brought their own personalities into the movie. I was never a fan of Jackie Chan before or after Rush Hour. Full Review »