• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2016
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Mar 31, 2016
    70
    Rush Hour, the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker big-screen martial-arts action-comedy franchise, has now given birth to a noisy and likable TV series.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Mar 31, 2016
    70
    It's entertaining in a none-too-challenging kind of way.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Mar 30, 2016
    67
    The plotting had better up its game, too, with nearly every pilot “twist” being ridiculously predictable.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    Mar 31, 2016
    63
    With only one episode available for review, it’s impossible to determine if Rush Hour is hampered by its need to set up contrasts between the lawmen and solve a crime. Maybe things get better.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Lowman
    Mar 29, 2016
    60
    The best thing about the series is its likeable cast. ... With only one episode available, it’s hard to tell if Rush Hour will offer up more than its light and breezy attitude. No one is looking to weigh it down, but if turns into a mystery-of-the-week procedural, the jokes and action will get old fast.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Mar 30, 2016
    50
    These characters need more development than this first rushed hour gives them.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 30, 2016
    50
    A dispiriting, derivative buddy-cop comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 31, 2016
    42
    This is a series that CBS should have kept doing without. But 18 years after Rush Hour hit it very big, here’s a TV version that for the most part falls flatter than a thug on the receiving end of a Yan Naing Lee kick.
  9. Reviewed by: LaToya Ferguson
    Mar 31, 2016
    42
    The Rush Hour movie franchise is unfortunately downgraded for TV, right down to the casting of relative unknowns Hires and Foo as Carter and Lee. They may be aware they’re in a buddy cop show, but lack any of the chemistry that such a pairing should entail.
  10. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Kevin P. Sullivan
    Mar 28, 2016
    42
    We get more bland network-procedural action. [1/8 Apr 2016, p.99]
  11. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Mar 28, 2016
    42
    The pilot is mildly amusing. Neither Foo, nor Hires, is as engaging as Tucker and Chan, and the chemistry between them is lacking.
  12. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Mar 31, 2016
    40
    The pilot is hardly memorable at all, a pale facsimile of a thing that might have been funny, once.
  13. Reviewed by: Josh Bell
    Mar 31, 2016
    40
    Rush Hour isn’t particularly funny, and there’s nothing exciting about its familiar crime-drama structure. Without unique star power to carry it, it’s just another dull procedural on a network already filled with them.
  14. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Mar 30, 2016
    40
    CBS' Rush Hour is diluted and fairly charmless, but it's certainly no worse than what the movies already did to the brand.
  15. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 29, 2016
    40
    A paint-by-numbers action-comedy.
  16. Reviewed by: Isaac Feldberg
    Mar 30, 2016
    30
    For every slick sequence and outrageous situation the pilot sets up, Rush Hour is about as amusing as being stuck in highway gridlock. Foo and Hires aren’t operating on the same frequency, and there’s little chemistry between them. More worryingly, the pair have to contend with scripts that even audiences in the late ’90s would have deemed stale.
  17. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 29, 2016
    30
    The formula [dropping Asian heroes into Western settings], however, also perhaps unavoidably traffics in hoary stereotypes, even if Hires, a stand-up comic, dials down the clowning from Tucker’s much-lampooned performance.
  18. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Mar 30, 2016
    20
    The jokes that are deployed in Rush Hour, though certainly not the worst I’ve heard on TV recently, are so deeply uninspired, so uncaring in relation to the story and the characters, that the focus on such things leaves a sour aftertaste.
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 64
  2. Negative: 41 out of 64
  1. Apr 1, 2016
    4
    They're back.... after almost 9 years being absent after the too much comedy of Rush Hour 3. Hmm, I swear these people are reviewing aThey're back.... after almost 9 years being absent after the too much comedy of Rush Hour 3. Hmm, I swear these people are reviewing a different set of television they have. I don't know... a simulated walking idiot box I suppose. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2016
    10
    A show with a good cast that works well together. Humor. Well acted great interaction between characters. It improves each week. AlwaysA show with a good cast that works well together. Humor. Well acted great interaction between characters. It improves each week. Always surprised at how fast the hour goes bye. Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2016
    10
    started slow, but every episode just keep getting better and better, to where i want to know more! First thing first, dont compare movie to tvstarted slow, but every episode just keep getting better and better, to where i want to know more! First thing first, dont compare movie to tv show, its a different take. Episode 4 is the best of the series, and episode 5 just had the biggest plot twist at the end!!! Full Review »