The contrast between Tucker's motormouth and Chan's man of few words should be funnier, but the plot -- which is cliched without quite becoming self-reflexive -- and the uneven pace dampen most of their moments.
I love Rush Hour!!! Jackie Chan was one of my favorite actors to watch while growing up. Jackie and Chris Tucker make for a unique, odd pair in this movie. Lots of laughs and great fighting.\nMy friends and I would quote those movie all the time!!
This is almost Mel Brooks territory: The frontiersmen think the Chinese are Jews, while the white settlers think it's the Sioux who are. This is equal-opportunity nuttiness, and there's a method to it.
Chan's insistence on his own fallibility and vulnerability, taken with virtuoso scenes like the fight involving 101 domestic appliances, shows why he means more to his countless fans than six US action stars put together.