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Rush Hour 3

Rush Hour 3

Brett Ratner (2007)

87min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprise their comic martial arts partnership in this under-par second sequel. Dispatched to Paris in search of Triad gangs, the mismatched cops find themselves surrounded by crass French stereotypes and unlikely supporting turns from Max von Sydow and Roman Polanski. Lumbered with a script that's not half as witty as its predecessors, director Brett Ratner unsuccessfully tries to distract us from the lulls with a Parisian car chase, scantily clad showgirls and the world's tallest martial artist. As ever, Tucker's rat-a-tat-tat quips are great fun but it's hard to shake the sense that this series had lost the pacey "rush" it once boasted. Chan's definitely getting too old for this: his trademark death-defying stunts reduced to a ropey finale halfway up the Eiffel Tower that keeps him out of harm's way using back projection and a dash of CGI. The end-credit out-takes prove what many will have already suspected - this was more amusing to make than it is to watch.

Summary

An assassination attempt on the Chinese ambassador sets mismatched detectives Lee and Carter off to Paris, on a mission to protect a woman with information on Triad gangs. However, the assignment sends Lee into a confrontation with his own criminal brother. Action comedy sequel, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Roman Polanski, Hiroyuki Sanada and Noemie Lenoir.

Cast & Crew

Chief Inspector Lee Jackie Chan
Detective James Carter Chris Tucker
Varden Reynard Max von Sydow
George Yvan Attal
Genevieve Noémie Lenoir
Detective Jacques Revi Roman Polanski
Kenji Hiroyuki Sanada
Consul Han Ma Tzi
Soo Yung Zhang Jingchu
Jasmine Youki Kudoh
Director Brett Ratner
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Other Information

Language: English, Cantonese +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Violence., swearing, nudity Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 10 Aug 2007

Comedy Drama

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