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Rush Hour (1998)

Action & Adventure and African American Cinema movie directed by Brett Ratner

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You'll Get A Rush Of Laughter

  • Jul 4, 2001
The paring of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker was indeed a good match. These guys feed off of each other very well. Some racial overtones, but it is all in jest. The story has a few holes in it but the focus is more on Chan and Tucker. Tucker really brightens up the screen with his personality and antics. Give it a try.

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The plotline may sound familiar: Two mismatched cops are assigned as reluctant partners to solve a crime. Culturally they are complete opposites, and they quickly realize they can't stand each other. One (Jackie Chan) believes in doing things by the book. He is a man with integrity and nerves of steel. The other (Chris Tucker) is an amiable rebel who can't stand authority figures. He's a man who has to do everything on his own, much to the displeasure of his superior officer, who in turn thinks this cop is a loose cannon but tolerates him because he gets the job done. Directed by Brett Ratner,Rush Hourdoesn't break any new ground in terms of story, stunts, or direction. It rehashes just about every "buddy" movie ever made--in fact, it makes films such asTango and Cashseem utterly original and clever by comparison. So, why did this uninspired movie make over $120 million at the box office? Was the whole world suffering from temporary insanity? Hardly. The explanation for the success ofRush Houris quite simple: chemistry. The casting of veteran action maestro Jackie Chan with the charming and often hilarious Chris Tucker was a serendipitous stroke of genius. Fans of Jackie Chan may be slightly disappointed by the lack of action set pieces that emphasize his kung-fu craft. On the other hand, those who know the history of this seasoned Hong Kong actor will be able to appreciate thatRush Hourwas the mainstream breakthrough that Chan had deserved for ...
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Director: Brett Ratner
Screen Writer: Ross LaManna, Jim Kouf
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: New Line Home Video
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