Chris Tucker is brilliant in Money Talks. He is definitely a crowd pleaser and has made a name for himself. His fast talking clever ways of getting him in and out of trouble are very amusing. In this movie he manages to outsmart the bad guys, which I love to see. He is just hilarious, and the funniest man in the world! I love his movies, and in this movie people get to see what they love, pure Tucker at his best of high-pitched motor mouth ways. I love his Scarface impression, it shows his comedic talents. It is definitely time for Tucker to take over where Eddie Murphy left off. Hail the new <more>
Chris Tucker shows his amazing skills agian,Charlie Sheen also playing a great part in this. Anyone notice that Franklin was James bestman at the wedding already?,they only know each other for a day. If they are planning to do a second i hope it will top the first.Rating A
Lots of Profanity! (by yomama_movieman)
I enjoyed this film also but the thing that really got through to me was the Profanity. There were lots of Swears it was funny. F*** this, A**hole, S**tface, all that stuff. Chris Tucker in this was very funny and this movie is enjoyable for some people.
Good Action Comedy (by kenandraf)
Good popcorn B action movie that delivers what it promises.Nothing spectacular but is funny for those who like urban humor with action.Tucker displays his star power here but Sheen was not given too much to do.Average all around production.Better seen on TV.Could have been better with higher quality script/screenplay.Only for fans of the genre and big fans of the lead actors........
Funny movie. 9/10 ***Spoilers*** (by dee.reid)
Chris Tucker plays con man, Franklin who is forced to go on the run after uptight reporter James Russell's Charlie Sheen news story lands him in jail. While on the transport bus, he is seated next to a French diamond thief who unknown to him, has planned a bloody escape. In the ensuing mayhem, several cops are killed, and the blame is put on Franklin. To further add to Franklin's problems, he mistakenly learns the location of a hidden stash of diamonds that is coveted by said French diamond thief and his army. So Franklin decides he has no choice but to team up with James in order <more>
to clear his name, which culminates into a bloody shootout in a football stadium. This is a funny movie. Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen make an excellent comic team.
This is a movie that makes people feel entertained. Back when this movie was made, it was when Chris Tucker was at his absolute best, before he became the serious artist he's tried to become today. This I want to be taken seriously disease seems to plague lots of comedians when they start to achieve some sort of box office success. Eddie Murphy. Is one that immediately comes to mind. So sit back and enjoy the days when a comedian at his prime does what he does best; entertain you and make you laugh.
This funny, lively, often violent action comedy is well done. (by hu675)
A low-level smooth talking hustler by the name of Franlin Hatchet Chris Tucker is on the run from the police, after a jailbreak. Which he is falsely accused of planning a violent jailbreak. Now the whole city is on his trail and the only one, who could clear his name is an ambitious television reporter James Russell Charlie Sheen . Which is the only reason why Franklin was sent to prison, because of James. Now together, they find each other mixed-up with cops, crooks and euro-trash bad guys. Which Franklin knows that the man Gerard Ismael was chained-up with in the bus. He was trying to <more>
retrieve a fortune in diamonds.Directed by Brett Rather Rush Hour Trilogy, X-Men 3:The Last Stand, Red Dragon made an highly entertaining comedy with enough thrills and humour. Although the premise is familiar but Tucker's energetic comical performance makes this worth watching.DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 transfer also in Pan & Scan and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes the original theatrical trailer, cast information and star highlights by Tucker and Sheen. After the box office success of this film, Tucker went on the one of the leads of the "Rush Hour" movies. Paul Sorvino is amusingly cast as Russell's future father-in-law. Written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Which they wrote films together like "Garfield", "Garfield:A Tale of Two Kitties" and "Toy Story". Tucker also executive produced the film. Super 35. ****/***** .
Chris Tucker Rocks in "Money Talks!" (by zardoz-13)
In the feverishly-paced, interracial action comedy "Money Talks," hyper-kinetic comic Chris Tucker plays Franklin Hatchett, a two-bit, street-wise, ticket-scalping hustler pursued by a trigger-happy Belgian diamond smugglers, thuggish loan sharks, corrupt cops, and his own pregnant girlfriend. In his first starring role, Tucker clearly wants to imitate Eddie Murphy. Co-starring Charlie Sheen as a frustrated news reporter, a persuasive supporting cast, featuring Paul Sorvino and Heather Locklear, and crackling direction by Brett Ratner in his debut, "Money Talks" is nothing <more>
but rambunctious fun. The key to "Money Talks" is whether you find Chris Tucker either entertaining or obnoxious as a whiny-voiced dynamo whose motor-mouth never stops.If you've seen the doper farce "Friday" or last summer's mega-budget science fiction saga "The Fifth Element," you'll recognize Tucker by his bulging cue-ball eyes, pouting bottom lip, and beetle brows. Acting like Buckwheat with a subversive attitude, Tucker's trademark is his helium-pitched, fast-paced delivery with profanity between every other word. He can rattle off a line of dialogue faster than a Federal Express commercial. When Tucker isn't dodging bullets and careening in cars in "Money Talks," he is jive-talking and wise-cracking with the kind of brazen effrontery that either makes you laugh harder or aggravates you to no end. The screenplay by "Toy Story" scribes Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow uses the classic theme of mistaken identity. Franklin is raking in some cool bucks as a scammer who fences stolen property at his car wash. Along comes scoop-hungry television news reporter James Russell Charlie Sheen of "Platoon" who gets Hatchett arrested for soliciting goods. The incredulous Hatchett winds up shackled to an unidentified Belgian crook. Nobody recognizes the infamous Raymond Villard Gérard Ismaël of "Spécial Police" . During a routine bus transfer, Villard's henchmen blow up the vehicle and rescue their boss. Franklin survives by virtue of his being cuffed to the evil Villard. Aboard their escape helicopter, Franklin learns about a cache of $15 million in diamonds. Before the villains can kill him, our hero bails out of the chopper and splashes into the ocean. But Franklin is only leaping from one frying pan to another. It seems the L.A.P.D. has accused him of killing the fourteen prisoners and two police guards on the bus. Hatchett contacts Russell because he believes the news reporter might help him. Russell agrees to harbor the fugitive so he can get an exclusive as well as convince his British boss Barclay David Warner of "Titanic" to re-hire him. Even that backfires when Russell finds himself implicated in Franklin's crime.Although the Cohen and Sokolow screenplay adheres to a predictable formula, the story generates enough thrills and chills as well as a neatly planted surprise or two to pass muster. Basically, "Money Talks" amounts to a chase thriller with all the villains pursuing Franklin. They're prepared to kill Franklin as well as anybody else who gets in their way. Meanwhile, not only must Russell keep Franklin alive, he also must humor the wealthy parents of his bride-to-be Grace Cipriani "Melrose Place's" Heather Locklear . Happily, the plot confines both Grace and her catty mom Connie Veronica Cartwright of "Alien" to their mansion. A lesser script would have involved them in a kidnapping plot. Most of the time, the film focuses on Franklin's center camera efforts to negotiate with his various enemies and adversaries. Freshman helmer Ratner supercharges the action with such momentum that it rarely let up on it fast and furious pace. If the second to a winning comedy is maintaining a lively, timely, breakneck clip, Ratner succeeds in spades. "Money Talks" careens from one plot twist to the next with marvelous abandon. Ratner nimbly directs a genuinely exciting chase scene, an explosive assault-on-the-bus scene, and the gunslinging pyrotechnical finale at the Los Angeles Coliseum where everybody wields a weapon. When he isn't proving his talent helming these second-unit action scenes, Ratner has fun playing Tucker and Sheen off each other.The solid, dependable, square-jawed Sheen makes a convincing straight man for Tucker. He is a news reporter with aspirations to join CBS-TV's "60 Minutes." Sheen's scenes with Tucker crackle with live-wire energy as the two spar with each other. The fierce, pugnacious camaraderie between these guys recalls the feisty relationship between Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in "48 Hrs," and that's what makes Tucker and Sheen such an offbeat and hilarious pair. Wolfish Gérard Ismaël turns in an appropriately guttural performance that captures the hard-edged notoriety of the Belgian antagonist. The rest of the cast, including Sorvino as Russell's future father-in-law, Veronica Cartwright as the sneering wife, and Locklear as Russell's pretty bride acquit themselves well in peripheral roles. In minor roles, Paul Gleason of "Trading Places" stands out as a sympathetic but suspicious Lieutenant Bobby Pickett and Michael Wright as one of Franklin's schoolyard chums."Money Talks" compares favorably to the old buddy comedies of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder because it only wants to be a rollicking barrel of monkeys. If Chris Tucker can keep making agile comedies that click like "Money Talks," then Eddie Murphy has something to worry about.
Tucker and Sheen in their best movie! (by kouters_d)
I have never seen a black/white buddy-movie that was so funny! One of my favourite actors after seeing this movie, Chris Tucker, would set his name on the record after both Rush-hour movies. He was given this opportunity to play Detective Carter after a super laughing performance in this movie. There is a lot of chemistry going on between Sheen and Tucker and I also loved Paul Sorvino as Sheen's rich father in law... Maybe the script is not as thick as it could be, for me it was not important at the time. I wanted a good laugh and that is the least I got! Tucker is hilarious!! The best <more>
comedy from Rattner until now! But why couldn't he keep Tucker at the set while filming Rush-hour 3??? What is that all about, Brett? Is this movie even coming out???