Parents' Guide to

Rush Hour

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bloody reboot swimming in shoot-outs, outdated stereotypes.

TV CBS Action 2016
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Is Rush hour coming back?

is Rush Hour going for good because it was actually a pretty good show and nowadays we don't many of those

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age 18+

Rush Hour was actually a pretty good show

this was actually a pretty good show I enjoyed watching it but like everything else it got taken down too early I wish directors would stop doing that

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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It's not like Rush Hour is a cinematic classic. But this poorly produced imitation only serves to spoil the things the original film got right, particularly the chemistry between its lead actors. Hires does a respectable job channeling Chris Tucker and is clearly having a lot of fun doing it. But a comparatively lackluster Foo is miles away from Jackie Chan's charisma and only fun to watch when he's pulling off the show's fast-paced fight choreography.

Instead of showing, the script tends toward telling with clunky dialogue that draws obvious conclusions and subtle stereotyping that feels awkwardly out of date. (Not to mention, there aren't any adorable little girls singing the heck out of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy.") The result is a show that feels too much like a throwback to interest new audiences and too much like a cheap imitation to impress franchise fans. Both groups will be happier watching the original.

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