Rush Hour 2

Rated 1.0 Odd-couple detectives Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan continue their cavorting, bandying crude jokes about Asians, African-Americans, women and homosexuals between rounds of intricate martial arts choreography. Hard to believe it took writer Jeff Nathanson and director Brett Ratner three whole years to concoct this hodgepodge; it looks more like it was thrown together in a couple of months while the boys junketed around in Hong Kong and Las Vegas (with a side-trip to L.A. for a pointless cameo by Don Cheadle as a martial artist in Chinese drag). The plot, what there is of it, has something to do with an international counterfeiting ring. Chan is always worth watching, but there are literally dozens of movies where you can watch him in action without having to take Tucker’s endless screeching along with it.