Rush Hour

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. Rush Hour effectively teams Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in a formulaic but funny action comedy that should please fans of both stars.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    The first real Jackie Chan picture crafted for the American market, is a terrific piece of junk filmmaking.
  3. A sturdily entertaining vehicle, easily the little guy's best American-made film.
  4. This good-natured comedy is set off by the high spirits of its stars.
  5. It's the kind of copycat movie that becomes original through its cast and treatment.
  6. 75
    Lightweight and made out of familiar elements, but they're handled with humor and invention.
  7. The emphasis is on comedic interaction, not plot - too bad, "48 HRS" had both - but the pair adds spice to the predictable opposites-detract gags.
  8. The fast-talking Tucker and quick-kicking Chan are a surprisingly good team that manages to deliver a fun combination of highly choreographed action and comedy.
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A frankly formulaic but raucously entertaining action comedy.
  10. Reviewed by: David Denby
    70
    The movie is no more than a well-produced confection designed for quick payoff in the big cities, but it's pretty consistently funny.
  11. 70
    While there's nothing original in Rush Hour, it runs through its well-worn paces with both wit and excitement.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    There's a familiar feeling to the movie even beyond its twinkle-eyed martial arts melees.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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 »