Rush Hour 2 (2001)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Salon Films.  Screenplay by , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Hilarious but quite useless sequel to  and ‘s 1997 blockbuster is so unimpressive because of how similar it is to its predecessor. This time Chan and Tucker are in Hong Kong battling evildoers who have bombed the American embassy and are involved in a counterfeiting operation. is stunning as a member of the evil gang responsible for the crimes, but her part is left to the fringes of the plot making her not all that memorable. Chan and Tucker’s jokes are all a rehash of what we’ve already heard from both of them, so if you’re in the mood for more of the same thing you’ll be quite pleased. Otherwise, just watch the slicker and funnier original.

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