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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!
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.
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…
"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
I can’t even count how many times I have seen these films, especially the first two, which I’m pretty sure is the most fun I ever had during rush hours
But somehow I have had a hard time putting my thoughts to words, which would only make the review seem lost in translation to you, if I don’t deliver this review in the right way. First off, you could definitely say that I know these movies like the back of my own hand, just like Jackie Chan knows his backhand as well, when using it to slap the crap out of people and how Chris Tucker can talk the sh!t out of people throughout the entire film. ‘Rush Hour’ builds…
I love Jackie Chan.
I always like to re-watch this. wonderful movie
The perfect concoction of humor and action.
A little stunned to see such harsh reactions to this. Aside from the embarrassing gong effects (blaming Ratner for that one) that inexplicably accompany scene transitions, I could find little to complain about in Rush Hour. I've always had a strange, built-in nostalgia for Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan and I enjoyed seeing them onscreen together. The fight scenes are lively and pleasing to the eye, especially a bit with a precious Chinese vase that strikes me as Classic Jackie Chan. Another reason why I found this so watchable is that I have a curious theory that 90s movies always made cities look cool, particularly LA. I'm not sure why I think this but the cities in Rush Hour, Blade, and The Matrix seem much more cinematic to me than those found in today's movies. You don't stand to lose much by watching Rush Hour; there's a reason it's remained such a cable tv staple.
Truly The Avengers, of wacky ethnic sidekick movies.
A buddy cop action comedy with a serious dearth of comedy, so much so that were it not for Chris Tucker’s shrill mugging and the stereotypically racist music cues the film could play as a straight cop drama. Any joke that is to be found usually falls flat and the story is about as cliché as they come, the only saving graces are Jackie Chan’s ineffable appeal and stunt work and the little girl who in her very brief appearances manages to be more charming and interesting than any of the leads.
Las peleas de Jackie Chan, con su realismo y su humor, es de lo mejor que ha dado el cine nunca. Si a eso le sumamos la desternillante interpretación de Chris Tucker, como ya lo vimos en el 5º Elemento, da como resultado una de las mejores comedias "al uso" que he visto nunca.
La historia simplona pero hila bien y consigue lo que quiere y la interpretación de los protagonistas es de oro, aunque me sigue faltando algo de nivel en la fotografía.
Por cierto, ¿por qué ya casi no se ven tomas falsas en los créditos? En esta peli hay funciona súper bien.
Y recomendación importante sobre todo para esta peli: ver en VSO
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