Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1998. New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions. Story by Ross LaManna, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna. Cinematography by Adam Greenberg. Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian. Music by Lalo Schifrin. Production Design by Robb Wilson King. Costume Design by Sharen Davis. Film Editing by Mark Helfrich.
One of the most fun action films to come out in a long while is the successful pairing of fast-talking L.A. cop Chris Tucker and martial arts-fighting Hong Kong supercop Jackie Chan investigating a kidnapping of a Chinese dignitary’s daughter. Brett Ratner keeps it up at lightning speed and the gorgeous production design and hilarious antics of the two stars make the film endlessly fun.