Every week we round up selections from the funniest, most obscene and brutal film criticism out there so that you don’t waste your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: Rush Hour 3 is tired, irritating, unnecessary and cruel. It’s also causing critics to have meltdowns. Now that’s the mark of a bad movie. See below.
“In Rush Hour 3, the latest installment in the popular action-comedy franchise, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return as mismatched cops who find themselves . . . . Honestly, do you really care?” — Newsweek
“So lackluster that it’s not even worth searching out when it plays on television. The Rush Hour experience, which never attained anything resembling full speed, has come to a crashing halt.” — Reelviews
“Tucker’s shtick is starting to feel long in the tooth, and the thesp feels increasingly like a second fiddle.” — Variety
“This third outing in the series (the last entry wobbled in six years ago) falls flat faster than most of Chan’s goofy line readings.” — Austin Chronicle
“Is this picture the quintessential 2007 throwaway, or is it a vision of our cinematic future?” — Entertainment Weekly