Chris Tucker
Jackie Chan
Tzi Ma
Julia Hsu
Tom Wilkinson
Ken Leung
Chris Penn
Elizabeth Pena
Rex Linn
Philip Baker Hall

Brett Ratner

"This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer."
Time: 97 mins.
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Comedy
CAPSULE REVIEW –– I wasn't exactly looking forward to seeing this movie, but since it was free I figured what the hell. My main reason for being less than enthused was Chris Tucker. His way, way, way over-the-top performance in THE FIFTH ELEMENT made me somewhat wary of a film that actually starred Mr. Tucker. However, RUSH HOUR manages to combine his incredible energy and outrageous sense of humor into a believable action hero. He's not exactly the most imposing person physically, but he still creates a sense of danger about his character. Mainly because he appears to be completely out of control. Pair him with Jackie Chan, a man with integrity, a sense of purpose and flying limbs, and you've got a great onscreen partnership. The plot is nothing special – they are forced to work together to save a young girl who's been kidnapped – but good enough to keep one interested. The best part of the film is the chemistry between Tucker and Chan. You couldn't find an odder couple, but for some reason it works. Probably because the film allows them to showcase their prospective talents within the story's structure. They both generate great energy, giving the film life and heart. Bigger stars would have dwarfed this simple tale, but Chan and Tucker make it shine. An entertaining, if not entirely memorable, action experience.