Parents' Guide to

Rush

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark drama has drug use, graphic images, murky morals.

TV USA Drama 2014
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The problem with Rush isn't that it's poorly written or badly acted. It's that all the plot elements seem cribbed from other movies and television shows. There's a scene in which a drug addict snorts, dies, and has to be revived in a flash that recalls Pulp Fiction. There are drug-scoring scenes you'll recognize from Goodfellas. There are bespoke suits such as on Suits and case-of-the-week contretemps such as on Royal Pains.

And so, though Rush is stylish, clever, and occasionally amusing (Rush keeps mood CDs in his car, such as one labeled "Ironic happiness" that begins with Debbie Gibson), it also feels warmed over. It sure is nice to see Hamlin in action, though, and Larenz Tate, too. He broke through with Menace II Society in 1993, playing an unrepentant but magnetic thug. Here he plays an earnest doctor who's mostly on-screen to give Rush someone to lie to. These fine actors deserve more original material.

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