Rush Hour 3 Reviews

  • The eager yet lazy Rush Hour 3 often made me think of one of those mediocre Beverly Hills Cop sequels; it's that derivative and slapdash.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The junky, clunky, grimly unfunny Rush Hour 3 isn't the worst movie of the summer. But it's an enervating bummer nonetheless.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • They're back! That lovable duo, back to kick some ass and ogle some babes! Yes - it's Max Von Sydow and Roman Polanski.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • The final, and anti-climactic, 'threequel' of the summer has nothing new to say. A staleness pervades the film, despite all efforts to inject freshness and excitement into a tired story.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • At the risk of eternal damnation on the Internet, I admit to laughing at -- even feeling momentarily touched by -- Rush Hour 3.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • This movie makes a fine replacement for the previous two installments.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • This may be the best-looking film in the series; certainly, the Paris setting, with a climactic battle among the girders of the Eiffel Tower, keeps the visuals interesting. Better you buy a postcard.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have been through a lot together... Are they tired? Perhaps not, but their antics and action sequences certainly are.

    Joanne Kaufman — Wall Street Journal

  • It seems fairly likely that this is a case of returning once more with a bucket before the well runs dry.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Instead of introducing a new protagonist (e.g. Chris Rock in Lethal Weapon IV) or a fresh plot to reconnect with the audience, Rush Hour 3 bludgeons us with the same old shtick.

    Scott Schueller — Chicago Tribune

  • Chan shows he still has the chops during a showdown at the Eiffel Tower, but you'd think the movie's reported budget of $140 million might have bought Tucker at least one side-splitting gag.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • By no means is it a great movie, but it is great slapstick fun, one of summer's guilty pleasures.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The scripting is terrible, the direction lacks energy and the fights -- this movie's entire reason for being -- are filmed in Jumblevison.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Rush Hour 3 is everything a sequel shouldn't be: wasteful, unwanted, crass, inept and just plain awful to watch.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Helmer Ratner knows the Rush Hour routine by heart, and production values, even with several new contributors to the franchise (including solid lenser J. Michael Muro), maintain the franchise's sharp, shiny look.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • After Max von Sydow played chess with Death in The Seventh Seal, he was condemned to hell: a prominent role in Rush Hour 3.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • It's a tedious, soulless, junky comedy whose outtakes reveal just how little effort aside from writing Tucker that big fat check and another for renting the Eiffel Tower was put into getting it on the screen.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Rush Hour 3 is a blockbuster sequel filmed with the enthusiasm of jury duty and as barren of novelty as a burned-out souvenir stand.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Although it has been six years since Rush Hour 2 came out, almost everything about Rush Hour 3 has a familiar inevitability about it.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • There's no doubt that Rush Hour 3 is anything but a mess. And yet there were moments when I found myself laughing giddily at the inanity of it all, and other moments when the picture was so beautiful to look at that I almost forgot its faults.

    Stephanie Zacharek — Salon.com

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