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The Fastest Hands in the East Meet the Biggest Mouth in the West.
When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.
There is nothing more damning I can say than this: I had already seen it and had no fucking idea. For some reason—and I honestly can't for the life of me imagine why; it doesn't seem to have been for any writing assignment—I saw it on video in April of 2001, which I only know because I keep a log. No memory of it whatsoever. I rewatched the entire thing just now and at no time did I even briefly recollect anything. Went to add it to my master list afterwards and was stunned to find it already there. I think the word I'm looking for here is "forgettable." Note to self: CHECK THE FUCKING LIST, THAT'S WHAT IT'S THERE FOR.
"Rush Hour" made me laugh - hysterically - when I was 12 years-old. My enjoyment was no doubt fueled by a middle schooler's comedic sensibility and a love of all things Jackie Chan. Sadly, a recent rewatch revealed "Rush Hour" to be the most listless buddy-cop movie ever made.
There is zero pulse to the entire production as Ratner's direction is simply a shoot-by-numbers affair; Chris Tucker's sub-"Beverly Hills Cop" shtick grates more and more with every scene; and the limp soundtrack by the otherwise talented Lalo "Mission: Impossible" Schifrin adds zero excitement to the rote explosions and chase sequences.
Jackie Chan is, as ever, unflappably cool and manages to come out of the proceeding unscathed, despite the countless off-color…
"Next time, be polite to my nuts."
like one of the lazier LETHAL WEAPON sequels, let's be charitable and say part 4, with its nondescript L.A. union-shoot texture and completely unsubstantial narrative, but without the Riggs and Murtaugh chemistry (arguably the only thing keeping those movies afloat) and with even worse asian jokes. there are gong sound effects in this when Jackie Chan does something funny, like when he says "My nigga!"
Chris Tucker is successfully channelling Eddie Murphy, but it's the Eddie from THE GOLDEN CHILD or something, where it's just shtick that absolutely fucking nobody would fall for. his entire performance is pitched at the level of the Gilbert Gottfried scene in BEVERLY HILLS COP 2. how…
Has its problems, is a little uneven, and Tucker can get goddamn annoying at times, but overall a good evening's entertainment.
Heck, you got Jackie Chan, and 90% of the time that means epic action sequences. The other 10% is Hollywood fare that waters down his style. Rush Hour is in the middle, at times sort of feels like it's killing his shtick, and at others, nailing it.
I hear they're making a fourth? Dat Chinese market bro, out there to be tapped!
In the 1998 box office smash 'Rush Hour', Brett Ratner brilliantly mixed together Chinese sensation Jackie Chan & the Blackenese antics of motormouth Chris Tucker to produce a sparkling L.A. based action comedy.
The strange alchemy of Chan & Tucker works due the effortless chemistry between the two leads and the story is tight with plenty of moments of comedic relief between the intricately choreographed action set pieces, involving many references to the more hardcore action work of Jackie's earlier Hong Kong movies.
Tucker's character, James Carter is initially funny but very obnoxious and egotistical - but his character's hostility towards inspector Lee begins to evaporate when they start to rely on each other throughout the course of the story. The development…
Lee: I like to let people talk who like to talk. It lets me find out how full of shit they are.
Carter: What the hell did you just say?
Carter: This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.
Lee: Why would they not want my help?
Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like you! I don't like you!
Lee: I don't care! I'm here for the girl!
Carter: The girl don't like you! Nobody likes you!
Sang: The drop will be made tonight. The amount will be fifty million dollars.
I need more Jackie Chan in my life.
Film 23/30 of Scavenger Hunt #1!
Task #28: A comedy drama featuring the police!"
I think, one of the most nineties thing ever!
I always loved the dynamics between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, they create one of my favourite duos in buddy cop history.
Rush Hour tells in short the story of a kidnapping of a little girl, who is Jackie Chan's karate-pupil. He and Chris Tucker's policeman character have to work together to solve the case. They obviously do not like each other at the beginning of the story and they probably would rather much work alone, but in the end they become friends and ("spoiler!!") solve the case.
The story per se is not that important,…
Brings back a lot of nostalgia. My dad loved Jackie Chan as a kid, probably because they are very similar. I know this movie isn't great and kind of offensive at times, but it's still hilarious and fun to me. I prefer it to a lot of movies that people say it ripped off. Maybe it's like the Beverly Hills Cop or Big Trouble in Little China of my generation. I connected with it a lot more than those two.
Film 7/30 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt November Challenge!
Task #28: A comedy drama featuring the police!
2.5 out of 5 (Meh, but has some sort of redeeming quality)
Rush Hour is fun, but Chris Tucker ruined everything for me. Action. Check. Explosions. Check. Martial Arts. Check. Charming Jacky Chan. Check. Chris Tucker? Hell no.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
"This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer."- Carter
Rush Hour is a film that I used to watch every summer with my family. Because of this I've always had a soft spot for it. The story is enjoyable, it has tons of great lines, and cool action. What really makes it work is Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. They are great and they work brilliantly together. Rush Hour isn't a great film by any means, but it's a hell of a lot of fun. 8/10
Between the ages of 9 and 17, I had a best friend. Not one of many, just one. As they…
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