Rush Hour is fast, funny and Fantastic. It is 2 hours of non stop entertainment. I have seen the sequel, No where near the Classic. Jackie Chan is amazing as the martial arts expert cop from Hong Kong. Chris Tucker is Hilarious as the fast talking cop from America. What happens when two people like this meet, Excitement and entertainment. This is Jackie's Best Hollywood Movie. I have seen a few Chris Tucker movie, this is his Best performance. I hope the third in the series will entertain as the First. If you have not seen this movie, then i recommend this movie. A great action comedy <more>
movie for all type of audience to enjoy. One of the best cop buddy movies since Lethal Weapon.
Obviously, "Rush Hour" is mostly just another buddy comedy, but there's so much hilarious dialogue between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, that it's all worthwhile. When a consul's daughter gets kidnapped, Tucker gets hired to take the case, but Chan gets brought in from Hong Kong to assist. Naturally, they have a very hard time cooperating.I guess that a major aspect of these movies is that you shouldn't try to take them seriously; just accept them as completely crazy. With Chan doing his martial arts and Tucker being a loudmouth, it's a great time from start to <more>
finish. Also starring Elizabeth Pena, Chris Penn, and Tom Wilkinson. I liked the sequel equally.
OK, heavy bias here, but I'm just going to come out and say that Chan and Tucker should have stopped after this one. Rush Hour was funny, Rush Hour 2 and especially 3 where horrible.Really it's like Lethal Weapon, or, in fact, it's like just about any buddy cop movie where the duo is salt and pepper and entirely mismatched. And those movies are usually always fun in any action or comedy genre... except when it comes to the ones with the dogs.So you have the chemistry with a solid cultural and language barrier ala Red Heat.The difference is that this amps up the comedy to, <more>
honestly, to a point that is utterly hysterical. Especially given the clear chemistry between Chan and Tucker. The timing is great and the out takes are even better. It's a hysterical pleasure to watch...... just stay away from the sequels because, honestly, I don't know what happened there.
These two have the best chemistry of two people on film in a long time!! (by Adriane)
Wonderful film! Lots of laughs and action. These two have the best chemistry I have seen in a long time. Chris Tucker is hilarious, and Jackie Chan always entertains. This film delivers in every way!! Rent today...
Whoever 'thought' team-up these two... brilliant (by buzznzipp1995)
Hey and why not. A curious Chinese inspector, who is placed on a 'case' that the other law enforcement, across the water, doesn't want him near. Yes James carter or when it comes down to, too much heat, 'Jimmy Carter the chicken-hearted' is just out of the Chief's office after being in 'trouble' yet again. You just know it has happened before, with him. After Explaining to his Chief, his 'cock & bull' story about a bust gone-aye-rye, destroying property, putting lives at stake, he is wondrously given, instead of suspension, a brand new assignment. <more>
Papa's got a brand new nag! He is sent to what he thinks is a major case, with the F.B.I. Instead of course, he has been set-up to 'babysit' this kindly little inspector, Lee. Well that doesn't set right with the self-proclaimed hero, James carter, no way! He wants to take the 'lead' on the big-case. A hostage situation. Well after meeting his contact 'Lee' at the airport and trying to figure out how to tell him what to do, after picking him up on the tarmac. These guys run back and forth on the trail of the dangerous with little more than a prayer, a fast handed martial arts master and a high and verbally profuse brand new partner. They stumble and bumble through the first part of this adventure and become positively lethal together. As they stand on 'Sunset Blvd' and Lee teaches Carter the 'dismount and disassemble' method, they have truly reached the 'connection' point with their partner founded friendship. The communication and then 'miscommunication' are driving the laughs all the way! These two did a fantastic job of making a 'mess' into a romping good show! I think this is a super idea, who's time has come and what perfect timing it was. Here's to many more great adventures in naive investigative work! This was a top comedy for me. Recommended Highly! ****
Rush, don't walk to these fantastic Hour s (by thesar-2)
After being disappointed originally with Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element, as I was with that entire movie, I didn't want to see Rush Hour thinking it would be mainly a Chris Tucker vehicle, even though I was/am a huge Jackie Chan fan.Well, I rewatched The Fifth Element and actually liked it a whole lot more and was willing to give the 1998 opposite buddy cop movie a shot. With just the first viewing of future many I wasn't let down. For a single minute.I sincerely love this movie, and ranks as my second favorite buddy/cop movie behind Lethal Weapon 2. Only some slight flaws <more>
cause it to lose a full 5/5 stars, but then rarely is a movie perfect.Super Cop Lee Chan in Hong Kong is summoned to the USA after Consul Han's Ma daughter is kidnapped. Since the F.B.I. doesn't wish to use outsider Lee's help, they team him with "I don't want a partner" LAPD cop Carter Tucker, not that anyone would have such a loose cannon.Yes, I realize this is predictable and as unoriginal as it comes, however, if not for the fantastic quick wit of Tucker and the fantastic quick punch & creativity of Chan, none of this would work.At any rate, they team, Lee fights and Carter uses every available to investigate the daughter's disappearance while uncovering a conspiracy. All to an exciting finale using both Chan and Tucker's charm and talents.I'm not doing this movie much justice, but suffice to say, each and every time I've seen this, I have been rolling with laughter and excited with all of Chan's enormously original fight/flight sequences. This is a must-see for fans of comedy, heart, action, adventure and, of course, buddy/cop films. I could watch this movie a hundred times and still get the same effect. I probably have already.
Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, the best comedic duo since Lethal Weapon bring us Rush Hour. A classic action movie that brings great action as well as awesome comedy that makes you laugh every minute. Chris Tucker has always been one of my favorite comedians, even before I saw Rush Hour, so it was great to see him in Rush Hour. I know a lot of people find him annoying, but I thought he was just so funny. He showed off his talents in Rush Hour. Not only him, but this is the film that is making Jackie Chan into a world wide super star. His stunts are simply incredible. Rush Hour is one of those <more>
very fun action/comedy movies that I'm sure you'll enjoy if you love movies like Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours. The story was just pure entertainment and really kept me on the edge.Lee is a body guard to the Chinese ambassador and is also a close friend, he also is a teacher to his daughter, Soo Yong. The ambassador goes to the United States with his daughter, but she is kidnapped by an evil man of the Chinese Consol. They want 50 million dollars in return, but the ambassador thinks that Lee should be involved, so he sends for him, but the F.B.I. doesn't want him near the case. So they hire L.A.P.D. screw up, James Carter, to babysit him. But together, the fastest hands in the east meets the fastest mouth in the west, they must learn to work together despite their complete opposite personalities and get the girl back.Rush Hour is a guaranteed classic down the lines somewhere, I'm sure. It's already spawned a sequel and it's been a success. Chris and Jackie are such a great team, I was really impressed with their chemistry. My favorite scene is where Lee plays "War" by Edwin Starr in Carter's car, and he doesn't know how to say the lyrics correctly, and Carter shows him some moves, it was such a classic scene that brought me down to the floor laughing. I highly recommend Rush Hour, it's all in good fun and it'll give you more than a few good laughs.8/10
A great Hollywood Comedy-Action flick (by fernandez_1989)
This movie is pure comedy from the beginning to the end. You will have a good laugh thanks to Chris Tucker in his role of Carter, a clumsy LA cop. The city of Los Angeles is spectacular and is a great scenario for this entertaining movie. Jackie Chan at its best kicking asses everywhere with an outstanding humble attitude. I think Americans love Jackie Chan because he's so nice and great person.The main reason why I like this movie is the wonderful duo they play, constantly arguing, while walking around exciting California, USA, about everything, but in the meantime they are loyal <more>
partners. The great diversity there is in America singles out in a city like Los Angeles when we go through Chinatown. And fortunately, the movie brings us out there. Interesting cultures melt into a huge variety of ethnicities that make anything possible to happen. This is why America is so interesting and wonderful and we from abroad love her as a beautiful land.All in all, this is a worth-seeing Hollywood movie and probably you would like to watch it several times!
From director Brett Ratner Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand , this is one of the most recognisable cop buddy movies ever made. Basically the daughter of Chinese official Consul Han Solon Tzi Ma , Soo Yung Julia Hsu , is kidnapped by villain Sang Saw's Ken Leung . Solon's close friend, Hong Kong Chief Detective Inspector Lee Jackie Chan is being brought to the US to help get her back. To make sure Lee doesn't get in their way, the FBI hire loud mouth and glad to be rid of LAPD Detective James Carter Chris Tucker to keep an eye on him and not allow him to get involved. For <more>
a little while, Lee not speaking English is trying to get away from Carter as much as possible to get his own way, but eventually they both form a little understanding. They realise they are both being cast aside from the real case, and they join forces to follow all connections to stop the bad guys themselves, including traitor Thomas Griffin aka Juntao Tom Wilkinson , and save Soo Yung. Also starring Reservoir Dogs' Chris Penn as Clive Cod, Elizabeth Peña as Demolition Specialist Tania Johnson, CSI: Miami's Rex Linn as FBI Agent Dan Whitney and Philip Baker Hall as Captain William Diel. Chan with his martial art skills and Tucker with fast trash talking both make a fantastic comedy duo, and one of the highlights is their rendition of Edwin Starr's "War". Filled with plenty of action, chase and fight sequences and an admirable double act, this is an enjoyable near thriller martial arts action comedy. Jackie Chan was number 41 on The 100 Greatest Movie Stars. Very good!