80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Winds up being faster and funnier than the first time. Chan's acrobatic high jinks play strikingly off of Tucker's wiseass humor.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It hasn't got a brain in its body, but it's fun to watch.
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75

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Coarser, more hectic, more cheaply written sequel.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
This sequel succeeds as a slightly convoluted, paint-by-the-numbers buddy/action comedy with fast, funny banter and well-choreographed fight scenes.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The co-stars genuinely like each other, and their pleasure is infectious.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Except for its muddier than necessary photography, there aren't any surprises, which probably won't matter to the target audience.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If there's going to be a "Rush Hour 3," the filmmakers need more of the Ziyi/Sanchez women warriors to punch up the sagging cross-cultural buddy humor of the Chan-Tucker partnership.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
It's a fact that becomes riotously evident in the reel of outtakes that caps the picture and incites wonder about why no one thought to give us 90 minutes of those instead.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie is counterfeit too, a coarse imitation of a stylish star vehicle for stars who deserve the real thing.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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