Rush Hour 2

Rush Hour 2

Brett Ratner (2001)

86min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

The two mismatched detectives travel to Hong Kong when terrorists bomb the US embassy, and are soon involved in keeping tabs on the prime suspects - high-ranking Triad members involved in an international counterfeiting ring. Action comedy sequel, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez and Harris Yulin.

Cast & 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
Clive Chris Penn
Restaurant owner Don Cheadle
Box man Saul Rubinek
Versace salesman Jeremy Piven
Director Brett Ratner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 3 Aug 2001

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