Rush Hour 3
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -2

Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan. Action/comedy. Written by Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Brett Ratner.

FILM SYNOPSIS: This time around, the two odd-couple detectives travel to Paris to battle a Chinese organized-crime family. Comic insults, car chases and martial arts battles ensue.

PREVIEW REVIEW: After a summer load of three-quels Im convinced that the majority of moviegoers are no longer looking for new and inventive, just familiar and formulaic. By now no one is going to see this franchise looking for story, or even character development. They just want to see another coupling of Tucker and Chan. Well, the Abbott and Costello of the martial arts genre have returned. Chan looks older and Tucker thicker, but everything else remains the same: super thin plot, comic buddy formula, and crude and profane language mixed with death-defying stunts. Implausible, even silly.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: New Line Cinema

Crude Language: There are some crude remarks, mostly of a sexual nature sprinkled throughout.
Obscene Language: Around 10 uses of the s-word and several minor expletives (damns and hells). A scene involving the interrogation of a French speaking criminal includes a nun, Tucker and the bad guy using crude or offensive name-calling. It is a funny scene, but be warned, it does get foul.
Profanity: Tucker profanes Gods name twice and in a moment of fear burst out a comic rant that includes a near blasphemous remark.
Violence: The film is loaded with high octane car chases, gun battles and martial arts beatings. There is a lightness to the production that suggests the action is cartoonish and not to be taken seriously. That said, most films aimed at the summer audience have included the same excessive material over and over. There is also one jolting car explosion. Blood: Some blood as a gunshot victim man falls into a pool.
Sexual Intercourse: there is one sexual situation, but the film is loaded with sexuality, including women is various stages of undress and the heroes leering at them.
Nudity: None, but we do see a line of dancers from behind dressed in little more than thong bikinis.
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several sexual innuendos and conversations about sexual activity.
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Older Teens and Adults

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