For his part Tucker is quite good here, but, as in The Fifth Element (1997), a little bit of him goes a long, long way. His screeching motor mouth persona can grow wearisome very quickly. (One of the reasons 48HRS. worked so well was the modulation and depth of Eddie Murphy's performance -- he was a motor mouth, but he didn't screech.)
Still, I hope that Rush Hour gives Chan's Hollywood career the boost it needs; I also hope that next time out he gets to play the principal protagonist. Rush Hour ends with an obvious setup for a sequel -- Carter going to Hong Kong for a vacation, flying off with Lee. If there's a Rush Hour 2, it'll be on Chan's turf -- and with luck it'll be Chan's film.
Directed by Brett Ratner. Written by Jim Kouf and Ross Lamanna. Starring Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Ken Leung, Elizabeth Pena, and Tzi Ma.