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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…
I haven't seen the whole movie because I caught it in the middle on television but, to be frank, I don't need to watch the full movie because this an american film starred by Jackie Chan, the most predictable type of films. And, even though most of the jokes felt forced, Rush Hour was not that bad since it I was very entertained due to its thrilling and funny fight scenes even though their denouement was obvious.
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…
The chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker is pretty great. There is also some outstanding action and stunt work, even if the plot is average.
there are a lot of lines in this movie that i still quote today
It's not high art. Chris Tucker doesn't work in large dosages. But it moves pretty quickly and I am a sucker for some decent Jackie Chan action scenes.
One of my favorite action/comedies.
The Rush Hour movies go on the "guilty pleasure" list for me. Chris Tucker is obnoxious and Jackie Chan behaves like a child but I find their interactions with each other entertaining, plus the action is decent. Dumb fun is the best way to sum it up.
Chris Tucker is really irritating.
In the middle of watching this I had to pause the movie and cry for a few minutes because I realized Jackie Chan will die in our lifetime.
I don't understand why so many people enjoyed this movie. Personally, I think this movie sucked balls. It was a gloomy, dark, and mostly unfunny action buddy cop comedy that failed utterly.
Strange that a blooper reel shows more on-screen chemistry between Chan and Tucker than the rest of the film.
Seems like this is the beginning of the downfall of Jackie Chan. His first major Hollywood production. Inventive fight scenes mostly ruined by constant cuts, pop culture humor etc.
Yes, I am very immature. And bored.
If you're immature like me, leave a suggestion.
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