Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3 ★½ 2007 (PG-13)
Third in the franchise brings nothing fresh to the table except a new location, Paris, for Chan and Tucker's wacky culture clash schtick. After the attempted murder of the Chinese ambassador (Ma), the two travel to Paris to track the assassin, protect his daughter, and make a bunch of jokes that constantly refer back to the previous, better entries in the series. Chan and Tucker still have chemistry but director Ratner doesn't give them much to work with. The fight scenes seem sloweddown, shorter, and less fun, and even the standard endofmovie blooper reel is a yawn. Roman Polanski cameos as a particularly nasty French commissioner. 91m/C DVD, Bluray Disc . US Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki (Henry) Sanada, Yvan Attal, Roselyn Sanchez, Roman Polanski, Noemie Lenoir, Vinnie Jones, Tzi Ma, Julie Depardieu, Youki Kudoh, Dana Ivey, Zhang Jingchu; D: Brett Ratner; W: Jeff Nathanson; C: J.(James) Michael Muro; M: Lalo Schifrin.