(1998)

Critic Reviews

60

Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
San Francisco Chronicle
This good-natured comedy is set off by the high spirits of its stars.
75
Chicago Tribune
It's the kind of copycat movie that becomes original through its cast and treatment.
70
Variety
A frankly formulaic but raucously entertaining action comedy.
60
At regular intervals the film stops short for similiarly nifty Chan choreography, letting the star flip, swivel, scamper up walls and hurl large objects with his feet.
60
Film Threat
The stunts are great but they make sense and don't blow the sense of reality of the whole movie.
60
L.A. Weekly
The problem with Rush Hour is that the film isn’t a partnership, it’s a Chris Tucker movie with Chan as straight man.
60
Salon.com
The movie seems to proceed from somebody's notion that it would be hilarious to see a black guy and a Chinese guy working together.
50
A misbegotten marriage of sweet and sour.
50
The crime story here is lazily constructed, mostly an excuse for the give-and-take between Tucker and Chan, which is shrill and raucous without being especially clever.
42
Entertainment Weekly
The two characters barely even have a relationship; they're a union of demographics--the "urban" market meets the slapstick-action market.

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