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Complete review at the following URL:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/carrie_rickey/20070810_Jackie_Chan__what_a_Rush.html
Jackie Chan, what a 'Rush' By Carrie Rickey Inquirer Movie Critic [image:
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker star in &quot;Rush Hour 3,&quot; this one a
romp in Paris. The cabbie (Yvan Ittal), who deplores American violence and
gunplay, is ready to get his citizenship after just a few minutes with the
daring duo.]
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker star in "Rush Hour 3," this one a romp in
Paris. The cabbie (Yvan Ittal), who deplores American violence and gunplay,
is ready to get his citizenship after just a few minutes with the daring
duo.

*Rush Hour 3*, another sequel to the one about the cross-cultural
crimebusters who crack jokes while cracking the case, does little to advance
the art of filmmaking.

[ ... ]

The striking Noemie Lenoir plays Genevieve, a scantily clad beauty who
headlines a Folies Bergeres-type revue and who carries a dangerous secret.
And the adorable Zhang Jingchu is on hand as Soo Yung, the diplomat's
daughter who has little to do.

Finally, this is a buddy movie, which means the only significant
relationship is that between Carter and Lee, who trade insults, diet advice
and gibes while watching each other's backs.

Vladimir Nabokov wasn't talking about *Rush Hour* when he observed that
"nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity," but he might well
have been.

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