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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…
This film is simply fun. Chan and Tucker are so polar opposite but work so well off each other. They both present their own wild physicality and manurisms, that makes this film worth remembering. Lots of classic lines. Lots of great Jackie Chan action. Plus, a gag reel in the credits for a few extra laughs.
There's also something special about the innocence of late 90's buddy cop films - that period before 9/11 where there felt like an experiment with silliness was occurring... Maybe I think that because it was my post high school rebellion years... I remember those years fondly.
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!
Despite reinforcing stereotypes like there's no tomorrow and sticking far too closely to a formula stablished by better movies, it's a pretty decent action comedy. Chan and Tucker complement each other surprisingly well, even though they appear to be in two entirely different films.
There's a familiar feeling to this movie even beyond its twinkle-eyed martial arts melee's.
"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."
Yes, you fucking read that rating, I'm one of the few people who love Brett Ratner's original Rush Hour film, mostly because the main leads, Jackie Chan as Detective Inspector Lee and Chris Tucker as Detective James Carter who both create a hilarious and effective comic duo. From the ridiculously entertaining action scenes to any opportunity they get to throw in a stereotypical joke, Rush Hour is a hell of a ride full of engaging action (Jackie Chan once again shows why he is one of the best actors in Hollywood with…
you can have lethal weapon ill take this every time
”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.”
THE BOTTOM LINE: Call it a guilty pleasure if you must, but Rush Hour is a film that I’ve revisited several times and it always has the same effect on me—I laugh. I laugh a lot. Rush Hour isn’t some masterwork of modern cinema, but it knows it’s not and it doesn’t try to be. It plays well within the bounds of a cheesy action-comedy; the contrast between Tucker and Chan is a driving point in the comedy—Chan is reserved, highly skilled, and humble while Tucker is a reckless, shameless loudmouth…
I Love Rush Hour (and it's sequel), with a capital L. I'm not even going to say it's a guilty pleasure to watch it (them) because: 1) I don't believe in that saying and 2) I feel no guilt when I watch (either of) the movie(s), only pleasure.
A conventional cross-cultural, fish out of water, buddy cop comedy in the traditional vein and following in the fairly sizeable footsteps.of 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, whether you like Rush Hour or not will depend solely on whether you can stand spending time with Chris Tucker, something I know many people struggle with. Not me. I find his shtick hilarious, in these movies at least. The aged but still able presence of…
Rated RAAM for Racism Against Asian Men. Starring the biggest Uncle Chan of all time.
"¿Comprende las palabras que están saliendo de mi boca?" jaja.
B L A C K A N E S E
Just when you think the Buddy Cop genre has been played out, a film like this comes along and surprises. The daughter of the Chinese consul is kidnapped in Los Angeles. Two very different cops are brought together as a result: Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) is a Hong Kong detective and a personal friend of the consul; James Carter (Chris Tucker) is a motormouthed LAPD detective who always seems to be in some kind of hot water. The FBI, who are in charge of the kidnapping case, don't want Lee's help as they feel his personal connection to the girl compromises his judgment. They assign Carter to keep Lee out of the way. The two reluctantly decide to work…
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
Are you a fucking locksmith or not?
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