Rush Hour 2

  • 12
  • Brett Ratner (2001)
  • US
  • 86 min
Rush Hour 2
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Jackie Chan's English is only marginally better than some people's Cantonese. But it took Hollywood several mediocre kung-phooey films to realise - first with Rush Hour and later with Shanghai Noon - that Chan's best served by partnering his flashing fists with a sidekick's equally quick-fire quips. No surprises then that Rush Hour 2 sees the pint-sized action star reteamed with motormouth Chris Tucker. It's the same hit formula, only this time the two chalk-and-cheese cops find themselves in Hong Kong battling a murderous Triad gang, but with the added spice that chief villain John Lone was involved in the death of Chan's dad. There's also the opportunity to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi make her American debut as Lone's beautiful but deadly henchwoman, Hu Li. Chan's trademark stunts and Tucker's slick one-liners guarantee that if you enjoyed the first film, you'll like this one too. And make sure you stick around for Chan's trademark end-credit out-takes, which provide some of the funniest moments.

Plot Summary

Martial arts action comedy starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Detective Inspector Lee travels back to Hong Kong with his buddy Detective James Carter for what is supposed to be a holiday. But it's not long before the pair are back in action when they become involved in the investigation into the murder of two customs agents.

Cast and crew


Detective Inspector Lee
Jackie Chan
Detective James Carter
Chris Tucker
Ricky Tan
John Lone
Hu Li
Zhang Ziyi
Agent Isabella Molina
Roselyn Sanchez
Steven Reign
Alan King
Agent Sterling
Harris Yulin
Captain Chin
Kenneth Tsang
Chris Penn
Restaurant owner
Don Cheadle
Box man
Saul Rubinek
Versace salesman
Jeremy Piven


Brett Ratner

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 3 Aug 2001
Certificate 12