Stop and Go
Rush Hour 2
Review by Ross Anthony

Tucker and Chan team up again, taking on the bad guys with their fists and fast thinking.

While "Rush Hour" cruised in the diamond lanes to a less than satisfiying climax; this second Rush Hour 2movie, like rush hour traffic, is stop and go up until a particularly quenching, high-speed, twenty-minute conclusion.

Chris Tucker plays Chan's partner, not Chris Rock! Now that we've cleared that up, let me just say Tucker is smokin'! You'll love watching this man take a beating from Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi. Multiple kicks to the face and Chris still can't believe this tiny woman's leg are responsible. He has that perplexed/irked look down pat and doesn't stop there. Tucker is funny all over this film, "I have a dream that one day, white people and black people and even Chinese people can gamble together whithout getting different chips!"

Rush Hour 2I love Jackie, but aside from the last twenty-minutes and a very nice bamboo-scaffolding scuffle, he's punching the time card.

"Rush Hour" shows no restraint on racial humor, taking turns at taking shots at blacks, whites and asians - all in good fun.

From Hong Kong to the United States, the above-average cinematograpy films a twisty-turny below-average plot, for which the action and laughs should make up (and almost do).

Come late and enjoy the smashing, fantastical, well-orchestrated conclusion.

  • Rush Hour 2. Copyright © 2001. Rated R.
  • Starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sanchez, Harris Yulin and Zhang Ziyi.
  • Directed by Brett Ratner.
  • Written by Jeff Nathanson.
  • Produced by Jay Stern and Johanthan Glickman at Newline/Sarkissian/Birnbaum.


Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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