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Parents' Guide to

Rush Hour 2

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Less compelling than the first, but fun for fans.

Movie PG-13 2001 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 11+
There is some mild action violence, and some occasional language, but not too much for older kids and teens 10+
age 3+

u can't stop watching!!

this movie never gets old ^o^

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (24 ):

More like a remake of Rush Hour, this sequel has a microscopic plot that moves the story along without distracting audiences or the performers too much from the fights, explosions, and wisecracks.

The problem with any sequel to a movie like this is that by now, the characters respect and trust one another, resulting in less dramatic tension and a less compelling plot than the first film. Tucker's comic riffs and Chan's balletic fight scenes are mildly entertaining, but have a synthetic feel. High points include a fight staged in a massage parlor and the pyrotechnic contributions of Zhang Ziyi's character. Her screen presence is electric, even in Mandarin. Don Cheadle shows up for a brief scene that reminds us of what real acting looks like.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 3, 2001
  • On DVD or streaming: December 11, 2001
  • Cast: Chris Tucker , Jackie Chan , Zhang Ziyi
  • Director: Brett Ratner
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Asian actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: action violence, language and some sexual material
  • Last updated: January 21, 2024

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