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  • Summary: The fastest hands in the East meet the biggest mouth in the West when legendary martial arts daredevil Jackie Chan teams with comedic powerhouse Chris Tucker.
    (New Line Cinema)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. A sturdily entertaining vehicle, easily the little guy's best American-made film.
  3. It's the kind of copycat movie that becomes original through its cast and treatment.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    There's a familiar feeling to the movie even beyond its twinkle-eyed martial arts melees.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    It's not much fun to watch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 9, 2011
    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 where Chris Tucker is these days. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2014
    Rush Hour has constant action and hilarious comedy from Chan and Tucker. The movie has the perfect duo
    in Chan and Tucker. The movie is also
    a great thriller mixed with an action-comedy, A+. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    One 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.
  4. Jul 7, 2012
    It's a pretty standard movie but the combination of Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and a great script made for one hilarious movie. The action part is not too shabby either. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2011
    Possibly the best buddy-cop film ever, mostly because of the slightly over-the-top kung-fu antics of Chan. It's got the perfect balance of comedy, action, and suspense. The acting could be better though. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    A repeatedly hilarious buddy-cop film with as many gut-busting one liners from Chris Tucker as there are jaw-dropping stunts from Jackie Chan.
  7. Sep 1, 2012
    Just your average action movie with its average violence. The acting is pointless but Chris Tucker couldn't be more annoying. worthless mindless crap.

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