75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The fast-talking Tucker and quick-kicking Chan are a surprisingly good team that manages to deliver a fun combination of highly choreographed action and comedy.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's the kind of copycat movie that becomes original through its cast and treatment.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This good-natured comedy is set off by the high spirits of its stars.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
The emphasis is on comedic interaction, not plot - too bad, "48 HRS" had both - but the pair adds spice to the predictable opposites-detract gags.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lightweight and made out of familiar elements, but they're handled with humor and invention.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's a familiar feeling to the movie even beyond its twinkle-eyed martial arts melees.
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60

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
The stunts are great but they make sense and don't blow the sense of reality of the whole movie.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A somewhat lackluster cop buddy movie that goes wrong in two big ways: (1) it fails to utilize Chan's full range of skills, relegating him to the role of a kickboxing action hero and virtually ignoring his comedic aptitude, and (2) it saddles him with a partner, played by the irritating Chris Tucker.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The crime story here is lazily constructed, mostly an excuse for the give-and-take between Tucker and Chan, which is shrill and raucous without being especially clever.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The two characters barely even have a relationship; they're a union of demographics--the "urban" market meets the slapstick-action market.
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60 out of 100
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