Notebook Reviews: RUSH HOUR

Brett Ratner – 1998

4 out of 5 stars

Rush Hour is an entertaining, but undemanding buddy cop movie from director Brett Ratner. The chemistry between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan is present and correct and the script has enough dexterity to keep things afloat. The big standout here is the stunt work by Chan – it boggles the mind how he does this stuff!

At the end of the day, you’ve seen this all done before in better films – I’m looking at you Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours. Having said that, Rush Hour is a fun romp that passes the time.