Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
TOP 100 MOVIES in 2007!
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads--the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he's about to reveal it to the World Criminal Court--until he is silenced by an assassin's bullet. The Triads will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets stay buried, and there's only one hope for stopping them. LAPD Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chinese Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) are back--back where they don't belong. The unlikely duo is headed to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han's now-grown daughter, Soo Yung. They don't know the city, the language or even exactly what they're looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are back with the same tired jokes that were in "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2." Nothing has really changed; just a new city with some new not-so-bright bad guys who are easily overthrown by these two bumbling heroes. The jokes are dated and uninventive… we've seen them all before so many times, and the action is nothing to write home about either. Like its predecessor, the most entertaining part of the movie was the outtakes at the end (which is pretty sad indeed). I think Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker just wanted to earn another paycheck and it looks like they had fun doing it, but sadly… it's all at the moviegoers expense. Overall, I would say avoid this movie and wait for DVD if you absolutely must see it.
All in all, I'd give this movie 1.5 Shy Shens (out of 5). Re-watch value: NONE
So please tell me we are done recycling the same old jokes from the first 2 and the series will end here. With very few exceptions this movie was a re-run of the first two, same jokes, same stunts, and same gags. It hopefully will stop, I really enjoyed the first "Rush Hour" the second one was not as good, and the third one can wait for DVD rental. I'm really surprised at the story however, they tackled a subject that has traditions going back thousands of years and yet Chan and Tucker busted the chain and brought it down in a matter of one movie. Oh well it's just a movie I guess so it can take a real subject and throw it to the wind. On the bright side the outtakes at the end were very funny as always.
Overall Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5). Re-Watch Value: Low (A DVD rental and because I already own the first two, I will purchase this one to complete my set.)
Trivia: (1) At one point, the producers of the "Rush Hour" trilogy considered shooting a third and fourth installment, back-to-back. (Thank god they didn't.) (2) Jean-Claude Van Damme was another consideration for a villain in this film. (3) Steven Seagal was one of the first actors considered to play a villain. However, the screenplay underwent multiple rewrites that ultimately led to casting Hiroyuki Sanada as the film's main antagonist. (4) Actor Kevin Dillon was cast in a small role in "Rush Hour 3". Filming for his show "Entourage" prevented Dillon from accepting the role, but it was turned into a storyline for Dillon's character Johnny Drama on "Entourage". (We love "Entourage".)