Released in 1998 and directed by Brett Ratner, it’s still enjoyed to this day by people looking for a witty and classic hit. Starring Chris Tucker and martial arts expert Jackie Chan, it tells the story of two cops that team up to rescue a kidnapped daughter. Inspector James Carter FBI and Inspector Lee a Hong must work together to fulfill the appointed mission, and throughout the movie, cultures clash and outbreaks of temper take place. Due to Inspector Lee confiscating millions worth of stolen Chinese artefacts, Jun Tao takes revenge by kidnapping Soo, the Chinese consul’s daughter when he moves to America. In the end, James and Lee agree to co-operate and end up accomplishing their task, forming an unbreakable friendship and being rewarded by the LAPD and FBI.
I personally believe Rush Hour is one of the most humorous movies I’ve ever watched. Particular scenes would make me crack up in bursts of laughter. The clashes between Chris, an African-American, and Lee, a Chinese man were absolutely hilarious. There was a particular part where they had a dance-off in the middle of the road dancing to a song playing on their car’s radio; one of my favourite parts! I love how in the end everything was cleverly resolved and worked out and it’s generally a feel-good movie for me. Whenever I’m feeling down I should think of watching this to boost my spirits!
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I rate this action-comedy-thriller 4 out of 5 stars.