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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fastest Hands In The East Meet The Biggest Mouth In The West
Today, Jackie Chan is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the huge success of this film (it grossed over $120 million at the box office) certainly helped him, and gave him that little leg up that he needed to really get in there, afterwards enableing him to make some big budget movies that have themsleves done pretty well. Just when you think you're fed-up to the...
Published on 13 Feb. 2005 by no1filmaddict

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Detective Inspector Lee, close friend to Consul Solon, manages to prevent precious pieces of China's history being smuggled out of the country.

Two years later, Consul Solon is living in L.A with his family, but a Crime Lord takes revenge on him by abducting his young daughter.

The Consul does not trust the FBI, and has Lee flown in to assist. But...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fastest Hands In The East Meet The Biggest Mouth In The West, 13 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Today, Jackie Chan is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the huge success of this film (it grossed over $120 million at the box office) certainly helped him, and gave him that little leg up that he needed to really get in there, afterwards enableing him to make some big budget movies that have themsleves done pretty well. Just when you think you're fed-up to the back teeth of Hollywood's seemingly endless stream of buddy-cop comedies, along comes one like 'Rush Hour' and all is forgiven.
Chan plays Lee, the Hong Kong cop who flies to the States to investigate the kidnapping of little Soo Yung, the daughter of Chinese consul and close friend Han. The trouble is, the Feds want him out of the way so they can get on with solving the crime themselves. So jabber-mouthed LAPD 'tec James Carter is brought on board to keep Lee out of the way - or, at least, that's the intention. Lee pn the otherhand has other ideas and goes about hunting down the kidnappers on his own.
The thing that characterises a Jackie Chan movie is the stunts. Not only the technicality and regularity of them, but the fact that he does them all himself, every single one and for this he has become particularly well known. In 'Rush Hour' the stunts are in abundence, and some of the scenes near the end of the film come to mind. The great thing about this is that when your watching the film (this or anyother Jackie Chan movie) and you see these amazing stunts that make you gasp, you know that they are all done without stunt doubles and make them all the more real, and all the more terrifying to watch.
Probably the main reason for this films huge success is the brilliant teaming of Jackie Chan and the hilarious Chris Tucker. The fastest hands in the east, meet the biggest mouth in the west. Thus giving the audience exactly the right amounts of both action (mainly from Chan) and comedy (mainly from Tucker), and therefore providing for every type of audience.
If you have the delight of getting this film on DVD then you will dicover a whole world of extras which inclucde a short film, seventeen featurettes, a look behind the scenes of the movie, loads of deleted scenes which were filmed but were not used in the final version, cast and crew stills (photos), and last but not least a trailer. This makes the DVD a much better buy and gives the fans something to get their teeth into as well.
Overall, 'Rush Hour' is a wonderful martial arts action movie that provides the right mix of comedy and action to entertain just about everyone. If you are a fan of Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, martial arts films, or you just want to see some of Chan's brilliant stunts and fight sequences, this film is a must have and deserves a place on your shelf.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my most favourite film., 8 Jan. 2007
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This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
This film is the my favourite films to watch, i have seen it like 30 times or so and never get bored of watching this film. Its funny, the action sequences are good, theres a good plot, the whole thing is basically the whole humour cop/bad guy theme which is a genre that delights me. The difference with this one is that we get an LA tough beet cop and a kung-fu specialist from Hong Kong who we first think speaks no english. The story and twists in the film make it spectacular, there are some really very amusing lines in this film as well.

Overall a must see if you are wanting a fun filled, action packed film thats not heavy and will put a smile on your face when finished. Like i said i enjoy watching this film the most, because it cheers me up every time i watch it. PS this one is a lot better than the second.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Funny and Fantastic, 22 April 2007
This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
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 movie for all type of audience to enjoy. One of the best cop buddy movies since Lethal Weapon.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complete Subtitles & Specs, 31 May 2011
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Action!, 10 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Chris Tucker does an amazing job of being funny and being an action man! Personally i thought the mix of him and Jackie Chan would never work, but thankfully i was proofed wrong! Jackie Chan with his usual amazing action and at a couple of times he was actually funny. A good storyline, not too complicated, which is pulled off nicely. The extras are also quite interesing, but nothing amazing. You could easily watch this film a couple of times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, great DVD but......, 15 July 2001
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This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Its a great film, and the DVD has some excellent features, but for some reason when the actors are speaking chinese no subtitles appear to tell the viewer what they are saying. WHY? Its not a major thing, but still is dissapointing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I am not Carl Lewis...., 5 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
Detective Inspector Lee, close friend to Consul Solon, manages to prevent precious pieces of China's history being smuggled out of the country.

Two years later, Consul Solon is living in L.A with his family, but a Crime Lord takes revenge on him by abducting his young daughter.

The Consul does not trust the FBI, and has Lee flown in to assist. But the FBI do not want any help and officially request help from LAPD, who are glad to get rid of Detective James Carter for a while.

His assignment is to keep Lee as far away from trouble as possible. But Carter and Lee don't like being put aside in that way and start working the case on their own....

Buddy Cop Movies were done to death in the eighties and nineties, and in my opinion, the benchmark is still Lethal weapon, and it's sequel. I didn't really have high hopes for this though. Chan is great, but at the time of this release, all of his back catalogue movies were being re- released for some reason, and Tucker killed the Fifth Element, so this was as good as rubbish to me.

And while the film has an element of Deja vu to it, it entertains, and the two leads are pretty good in their respective roles.

Granted, it's no lethal Weapon, in fact, it's no Tango and cash, as they don't need to rely on exposition to keep the narrative going, and are always good for a repeat viewing.

This is throwaway stuff, tarnished by really awful sequels, but the fight scenes are great as expected.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rush Hour is one of best buddy-cop movies, 23 Jun. 2007
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This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
I get a kick out of this movie. The way Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker interact and play off each other is so hilarious. Jackie Chan's Hollywood career got a second break with Rush Hour and the plot has more substance than most Jackie Chan movies.

We got James Carter, played by Chris Tucker, who is an LAPD detective with a penchant for dancing Michael Jackson-style while blowing up blocks of buildings. This gets him into trouble with his sergeant who, at the request of the FBI, assigns him to a case where he ends up being a nurse maid to Lee (Chan), a Chinese detective who has just broken up a huge smuggling ring in Hong Kong. The FBI want Carter and Lee to not interfere with the investigation of the kidnapping of the Chinese Consul's daughter, but Lee and Carter do anyway, in their own charismatic manner and triumph where the FBI fail.

The martial arts expertise of Jackie Chan is fantastic and shows that his truly a master in what he does. Chris Tucker does a terrific job of playing the off the wall LAPD officer who trys to keep Chan's character out of the way of an investigation. Chris Tucker is an extremely well disciplined actor, and seems to go very smoothly with the styles of Jackie Chan. Not only is the action part of the movie good, the now common jokes in martial arts movies are all there, including many racial/cultural difference jokes not necessarily making fun of races, but the cultural differences. Rush Hour is nothing to take seriously, but it is fun to watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tucker And Chan In Cop Buddy Movie, 24 July 2009
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This review is from: Rush Hour [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
By the time we got to 1998, cop buddy movies were really back in the 80s, so when Jackie and Chris got together to make Rush Hour, the market had settled down, and it was a bit retro.

When a child is kidnapped, belonging to an important member of Hong Kong's society - and ask for $15m, they are forced to call Lee; a well known cop from Hong Kong. The only problem he has is he is being messed around by Carter, hired by the FBI to keep him from getting near the case.

This is a great movie, and Tucker and Chan really seem to have enjoyed themselves, and they sort of live up to the American stereotype of a cop duo. Jackie's moves are beautifully choreographed and make it look simple, but every move is timed to perfection, making this look like a ballet rather than a dangerous fight with millions of Dollars worth of vase. Chris is also very good as loud mouthed Carter, who really does want to help Lee, but wants to be noticed by the FBI, and others around him.

Well worth a watch; a must for martial arts fans, not really impressive for technical martial arts fans though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best film........ever, 3 Mar. 2001
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This review is from: Rush Hour [VHS] [1998] (VHS Tape)
Chris Tucker makes this film. Although Jackie Chan is amazing, Chris Tucker is the real star, a real 'brother' with heaps of attitude and some of the funniest lines in film history. this video was the soundtrack to the summer of 2000. All my friends knew every line and still use them in everyday language today. Buy this film!
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