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Rush Hour 2retains the appeal of its popular predecessor, so it's easily recommended to fans of its returning stars, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. The action--and there's plenty of it--starts in Hong Kong, where Detective Lee (Chan) and his L.A. counterpart Detective Carter (Tucker) are attempting a vacation, only to get assigned to sleuth a counterfeiting scheme involving a triad kingpin (John Lone), his lethal henchwoman (Zhang Ziyi, fromCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and an American billionaire (Alan King). Director Brett Ratner simply lets his stars strut their stuff, so it hardly matters that the plot is disposable, or that his direction is so bland he could've phoned it in from a Jacuzzi.

At its best, Rush Hour 2 compares favorably to Chan's glossiest Hong Kong hits, and when the action moves to Las Vegas (where Don Cheadle makes an unbilled cameo), the movie goes into high-pitched hyperdrive, riding an easy wave of ambitious stuntwork and broad, derivative humor. Echoes of Beverly Hills Cop are too loud, however, and stale ideas (including a comedic highlight for Jeremy Piven as a gay clothier) are made even more aggravating by dialogue that's almost Neanderthal in its embrace of retro-racial stereotypes. Of course, that's what makes Rush Hour 2 a palatable dish of mainstream comedy; it insults and comforts the viewer at the same time, and while some may find Tucker's relentless hamming unbearable, those who enjoyed Rush Hour are sure to appreciate another dose of Chan-Tucker lunacy. --Jeff Shannon

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CastJackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Harris Yulin, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Roselyn Sanchez, Alan King, Kenneth Tsang, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Ernie Reyes
DirectorBrett Ratner
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  August 3, 2001
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterRoss LaManna, Jeff Nathanson
DVD Release Date:  June 1, 2004
Runtime:  1hr 30min
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review by . July 07, 2006
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If you can stomach Chris Tucker's annoying voice and abrasive manner than you can enjoy this movie. Jackie Chan is excellent in it even though in one scene he has disappearing duct tape on his taped hands. The villianous is the same actress from Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. She and Jackie never square off in the movie which is a big disappointment.    Don Cheadle is excellent in a minor supporting role and look for Alan King in one of his last roles …
review by . March 24, 2002
The movie was not as good as the original, but it was better than a typical sequel. There were plenty of laughs and amazing martial arts movements. I don't think I'd buy the movie, but it's definitely worth renting. The storyline wasn't too tight, but lots of one-liners. Like the first one, it ends with bloopers and those are a kick (pun intended)!
review by . August 01, 2001
Pros: Great action, funny, good chemistry between cast.     Cons: Loses a tiny bit of steam towards the end.     The Bottom Line: Best film of the Summer so far. A sequel that beats the original.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. In the early part of 1994, New Line Cinemas took a chance on a popular Hong Kong martial artists who had yet to find a wide spread audience in America. New Line figured …
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