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"RUSH HOUR 3"
(2007) (Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker) (PG-13)

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Imitative
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Music
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Profanity
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QUICK TAKE:
Action/Adventure/Comedy: A Chinese inspector and an American cop travel to Paris to try to find a top-secret list of mafia crime lords.
PLOT:
It's been several years since Chinese Inspector Lee (JACKIE CHAN) and American cop Carter (CHRIS TUCKER) last worked together. While the latter has been demoted to a traffic cop, Lee is escorting Ambassador Han (TZI MA) to an important meeting of the World Criminal Court. Introduced by chairman Reynard (MAX VON SYDOW), Han is about to reveal the identity of Shy Shen, which could lead to the downfall of the notorious and powerful criminal Triads.

Before he can, however, an assassin, Kenji (HIROYUKI SANADA), shoots Han, prompting Lee to give chase. When the inspector discovers that the would-be assassin is his "brother" from their childhood orphanage, he can't shoot the villain who gets away. Now paired once again with Tucker, Lee learns from Han's adult daughter, Soo Yung (ZHANG JINGCHU), that the ambassador left information for the inspector.

Yet, the police officers learn that Triad goons already got it, all of which leads them to Paris. There, an anti-American cabbie, George (YVAN ATTAL), drives them around and complains about senseless American violence, all as they try to find showgirl Genevieve (NOEMIE LENOIR) who may have knowledge about Shy Shen. As they continue their quest, they must not only deal with Kenji and his goons, but also avoid the potentially lethal attacks by a Chinese assassin known as the Dragon Lady (YOUKI KUDOH).

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of either of the first two films, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sequences of action violence, sexual content, nudity and language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JACKIE CHAN plays a Chinese police inspector who's upset that the ambassador under his care was wounded in an assassination attempt. More reserved than his unofficial partner, he tries to get to the bottom of the Triad matters, and he fights various villains while also having to deal with Kenji being his childhood orphanage "brother" who's now heavily involved in the Triad.
  • CHRIS TUCKER plays his more flamboyant and outspoken American partner who freely speaks his mind and acts impulsively, often to the detriment of their quest. He uses profanity, nearly has sex with Genevieve, ogles scantly clad women under the guise of being someone else, and fights with various villains.
  • MAX VON SYDOW plays the chairman of the World Criminal Court who initially seems to be a good guy, but turns out to be conspiring with the villains.
  • HIROYUKI SANADA plays a Triad member who tries to assassinate the ambassador and fights with both Tucker and Lee, despite the latter being his former childhood orphanage "brother."
  • YVAN ATTAL plays a French cabbie who's initially anti-American over his view of what he deems is their senseless violence. Yet, once he gets a taste of that, he's hooked and wants more. He briefly smokes.
  • YOUKI KUDOH plays a Chinese assassin who repeatedly tries to kill Lee.
  • NOEMIE LENOIR plays a Parisian showgirl who dresses scantily on the job, nearly has sex with Carter, and doesn't seem to realize the danger she's in (although she really does).
  • ZHANG JINGCHU plays a young woman who assists the police officers, all while worrying about her father who's just been wounded in an assassination attempt.
  • TZI MA plays Soo Yung's father, a Chinese ambassador who's about to reveal Shy Shen when he's shot in an assassination attempt.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this action-comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of an incomplete "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, as is the sight of a scantly clad women coming on to a man in bed. Other scantly clad women (showgirls) are seen in very skimpy attire (including thongs and, in one brief scene, only their nipples are covered up top), while barely off-screen nudity also occurs (that a man sees while "inspecting" those showgirls).

    Violence includes all sorts of martial arts style fighting, as well as murderous attempts via various guns and martial arts weapons. Some deaths do occur from that and other action, but most of the material is played for action and/or comedy rather than graphic realism. Nevertheless, some of that material (including some taking place high on the framework of the Eiffel Tower) might be unsettling or suspenseful for some viewers.

    All of the stunts, fighting, and other action may be enticing for some kids to imitate (as might other non-violent behavior), while various bad attitudes are present. Some of the violence has bloody results, while some crude humor also occurs. Some characters drink or smoke, while some tense family material is also present.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there are varying amounts of handheld camerawork in the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks in a club.
  • People have drinks in a club.
  • Seeing Genevieve dressed scantily, Carter says that maybe they should get some wine from the mini-bar, but that doesn't occur.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • A villain has blood from his ear, some on his face, and some on his shirt after a fight with Lee and Carter.
  • Carter tells Lee that the latter has too much rice in his diet and is thus constipated. On a plane, he then orders some laxative for Lee.
  • A French inspector has his men repeatedly strike Lee and Carter who are strung up by their hands. He then dons a glove (for a body cavity search) and the next thing we see are Lee and Carter gingerly walking out, as if their butts hurt.
  • Lee and Carter knock one goon into others and try to escape, but find themselves trapped in a sewer tunnel. With no other exit, they end up jumping into the filthy sewer water. They later walk into a fancy hotel lobby and then the elevator, soaking wet and smelling of sewage (with others reacting to that and Carter saying, "I'm covered in sh*t"). A woman's dog in the elevator then urinates on Carter's leg.
  • When Genevieve goes off to the bathroom (to change clothes), Carter jokingly asks if she needs some matches.
  • Genevieve's arm is slightly bloody after a bullet grazes her there.
  • Kenji and Lee hold swords on each other, with the former slicing the latter on the arm, leaving a slightly bloody cut in his sleeve.
  • A villain has some bloody cuts on his face.
  • About a perilous escape (and referring to an earlier statement), Lee states that he's no longer constipated.
  • A villain holds a gun on Carter, Lee, and Genevieve. We hear a shot, but the villain then walks forward and falls into a fountain with a bullet hole in the back of his jacket, and some blood mixing in with the fountain water (having been shot dead by George).
  • About an earlier body cavity search, Lee says, "My butt still hurts."
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Kenji and all of those working with him have bad attitudes for their criminal and violent behavior, including trying to assassinate Ambassador Han. Dragon Lady has the same for repeatedly trying to kill Lee.
  • We see the clothed butts of some women who are bent over as Carter has arrested them (they also show cleavage). Carter then agrees to let them go if they agree to go out with him and Lee, so he calls Lee on the phone and says he's going to play "hide the little Asian policeman" and "I gotta hit this."
  • Reacting to a woman's weight listed on her driver's license, Carter sarcastically says she weighs more than the sports car she's in (she isn't obese).
  • About having arrested some Iranian doctors (not seen), Carter sarcastically jokes that their profession doesn't mean "they won't blow up sh*t."
  • Carter manhandles a villain, including slapping and threatening to shoot him in the head with his handgun (he pulls the trigger, but it's empty, and he then reloads with a clip from Lee).
  • A nun translates that a French villain used the "n" word in reference to Carter (who's black).
  • A French inspector has his men repeatedly strike Lee and Carter who are strung up by their hands. He then dons a glove (for a body cavity search) and the next thing we see are Lee and Carter gingerly walking out, as if their butts hurt.
  • George is a cab driver who looks down on Americans for various things, including their violent tendencies. However, after experiencing violence, he comes to like it and then wants to kill someone.
  • George says he needs to tell his wife something (that he's now an American operative, in his mind), with her suggestively asking if he's gay. She then comments on him being a stupid cabdriver just like his father, and then slaps him to keep him in his place.
  • When George is informed he can no longer drive Lee and Carter, he's sad that he never became an American and will thus never know what it's like to kill for no reason.
  • We see that Kenji has Soo Yung tied up outside the Eiffel Tower with her hands above her head, as a means of keeping Lee and Carter at bay.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" may be unsettling or suspenseful to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material, but probably few others.
  • We see an assassin behind Lee on a balcony, and a man across the way tries to gesture a warning to him, but Lee misinterprets that (although nothing happens at that moment, and this is played for comedy).
  • Various fights and other peril high on part of the Eiffel Tower might be unsettling for those with a fear of heights.
  • Lee and Kenji end up falling from the Eiffel Tower a long distance before landing in safety netting that bounces them up like a super trampoline (during which Kenji continues to try to strike Lee). His sword ends up cutting part of the net, sending them falling until the rest catches, but even that begins to pull out from its connections.
  • Goons fire machine guns at Carter and Lee, with the latter two briefly trying to hide before fighting those men. Carter ends up going off the edge of the Eiffel Tower on a large flag or banner, with Lee having to save him. When the goons fire more machine guns at them, Lee has the two leap off the tower and fly down, using the flag or banner like a parachute, with the goons continuing to fire at them (they land safely in a fountain).
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Machine guns/Knives/Various martial arts weapons/Unseen explosive: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound, or kill others or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • Various showgirls hold guns and fire fake Tommy Guns during a performance. Assassins then fire real machine guns at Genevieve, riddling a stage car with gunfire, and Lee and Carter get her to safety, but the audience thinks that's just part of the show and thus isn't alarmed.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "You tell this little m*ther..." "You tell this little S-word that I'll F-word him up," "This is bullsh*t," "That doesn't mean they won't blow sh*t up," "Oh sh*t," "I'm covered in sh*t," "Crazy sh*t," "You didn't do sh*t," "C'mon, crouching tiger, don't hide that dragon," "Tear that ass up" (sexual), "You're a super freak," "What the hell /is that/is going on/is wrong with you?" "Move your asses over," "Where the hell is he going?" "Get the hell out of the way," "I'm going to kick the puberty out of you," "Answer the damn question," "Shut up," "I'm about to whoop your old ass," "I don't know what the hell you're feeding him, but he's too damn big," "Don't move or I'll blow your ass cheeks off," "Beads" (testicles), "Anytime, brother," "That's right, sister," "Oh-la-la," "You know this clown?" "That's a badass suit," "Let's get the hell out of here," "Oh hell no," "A donkey's lips will not fit on a horse's mouth," "Damn you," "Whatever the hell you are," "His brother from another mother," "He might be your brother, but turn him into your sister," "We whooped their ass," "Black people don't fly" and "I'm not constipated anymore."
  • All of the stunts, fighting, and other action might be enticing for some kids to imitate, as might Chris Tucker's comedic antics.
  • Carter does some Michael Jackson type dancing moves (including repeatedly grabbing his clothed crotch) and sings in a falsetto-type voice while directing traffic.
  • Lee jumps down into some bushes from a building and then races off to pursue Kenji who's rappelled off a building and is now fleeing through traffic. Lee slides down a light pole and then down the side of a building to continue his chase, which includes running through traffic and sliding and rolling over some cars.
  • Lee does some sarcastic "black talk" when saying he's half-black (in response to Carter saying he's half-Asian).
  • George is a cab driver who looks down on Americans for various things, including their violent tendencies. That angers Carter who then holds his gun to George's head to make him recant (including singing the American National Anthem in an exaggerated fashion).
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A limo suddenly explodes, but we don't know if anyone was inside it.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of action-oriented, suspenseful, and some ominous music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A street performer sings "California Girls" with the lyrics, "The Midwest farmers' daughters really make you feel alright. And the northern girls with the way they kiss, they keep their boyfriends warm at night."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 incomplete "f" word (used with "mother," while another is said as "F-word"), 11 "s" words (with another said as "S-word"), 2 slang terms for sex ("hit this" and "tear that ass up"), 2 slang terms for male genitals ("Little Asian policeman" and "dragon"), 16 hells, 15 damns, 13 asses, 2 uses of "G-damn" and 1 use each of "My God" and "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Carter does some Michael Jackson type dancing moves (including repeatedly grabbing his clothed crotch).
  • We see the clothed butts of some women who are bent over as Carter has arrested them (they also show cleavage). Carter then agrees to let them go if they agree to go out with him and Lee, so he calls Lee on the phone and says he's going to play "hide the little Asian policeman" and "I gotta hit this."
  • Reynard briefly talks about sexual crimes and other issues confronting the World Criminal Court.
  • Seeing Soo Yung for the first time in a while (now that she's grown up), Carter starts to say they need to get her a teddy bear "...and a bra."
  • Carter tells Lee that the average French woman is naked 34% of the time.
  • About Lee's former girlfriend, Carter says Lee never slept with her, with Lee saying, "Thanks to you" (it seems Carter shot her in the neck).
  • Carter likes the look of Genevieve upon first spotting her playing baccarat (she's in a dress that's extremely low-cut, down below her breasts -- we see lots of cleavage). Thinking she doesn't speak English, he says he'd like to strip her down and butter her like Wonderbread, as well as shave her armpits and pour honey all over her naked body. Genevieve then speaks in English, telling him he brought her luck in her gambling, prompting him to reply jokingly/lecherously that he'd like to bring her breakfast in bed.
  • A female assassin says that the problem with male cops is that even when they're with a woman, they can't stop thinking about getting their man. She then invites him up to her room to help his quest, and Carter spots them leaving, causing him to say enthusiastically, "Tonight my boy becomes a man." However, the woman then tries to kill Lee, with Carter eavesdropping but mistaking the sounds to be sexual in nature. He says, "C'mon crouching tiger, don't hide that dragon," "Do it, Lee, tear that ass up" and refers to one of them as a "super freak."
  • A street performer sings "California Girls" with the lyrics, "The Midwest farmers' daughters really make you feel alright. And the northern girls with the way they kiss, they keep their boyfriends warm at night."
  • We see various showgirls in bras (showing cleavage) and thong type bottoms (showing varying amounts of bare buttocks) in the dressing room. Carter then arrives and feigns being a costumer, and the next thing we see is the women in a line in just thong bottoms (seen from behind). Carter then walks along, inspecting all of them, and looking at their bare chests (we only see the very top of the bare breasts -- no nipples). Those women later perform in a Vegas type show, and do a partial strip bit where their pants come off, revealing panties and garters (one seen in close-up from the rear), with Genevieve dressed that way as well. We then briefly see such showgirls with just small attachments covering their nipples, with the rest of their bare breasts seen.
  • Seeing Genevieve dressed scantily, Carter says that maybe they should get some wine from the mini-bar. Lee says that maybe they should put in a dirty movie.
  • Genevieve suggestively asks how she can repay Carter for saving her life, and kisses him to make a suggestion. She says she's bad, he says he's bad too, and she says she's a bad girl, prompting him to exclaim, "Halleluiah." She then says she's never been with an American man before, with Carter joking he hasn't either (and he comments on his nipples being sensitive). She then goes off to change, with him asking, "How do you say twice now and once in the shower?" (referring to sex) and he orders room service for honey and Red Bull. She then returns in just a small and revealing bra and panties and climbs on top of a shirtless Carter in bed. However, an assassin's attempt on Lee's life interrupts the encounter, with Carter complaining "We were about to make love."
  • When Genevieve reveals that she's bald by removing her wig, Carter adversely reacts, thinking she's a guy (and thus makes jokes about The Crying Game and Brokeback Mountain), adding that he went to second base with her. He then tells Lee to check her "hardware," and if there's anything bigger than three inches, they'll beat her (or something along those lines, including something about using protection).
  • During the outtakes, Lee does various versions of his earlier dirty movie comment, rapidly mentioning the things he likes, including showers, feet, hairy women and much more (played for comedy).
  • SMOKING
  • George smokes at least once while some miscellaneous smoking is briefly seen.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Soo Yung worries about her father who's been shot in an assassination attempt and whose life is still in danger from the villains.
  • Carter jokingly tells his captain not to worry about his (the captain's) wife leaving him.
  • Lee admits that Kenji is his brother (from an orphanage), but then says based on what's occurred, "You're not my brother anymore."
  • George says he needs to tell his wife something (that he's now an American operative, in his mind), with her suggestively asking if he's gay. She then comments on him being a stupid cabdriver just like his father, and then slaps him to keep him in his place.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Criminal organizations and attempts to stop them.
  • The differences in how police officers from different countries operate.
  • George is a cab driver who looks down on Americans for various things, including their violent tendencies. However, after experiencing violence, he comes to like it.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Most of the following is played for comedy and/or action rather than graphic realism.
  • Some cars crash together as Carter doesn't pay attention while directing traffic.
  • Working as an assassin with a sniper rifle, Kenji fires a shot that hits and floors Han, wounding but not killing him.
  • Some cars crash as Lee pursues Kenji.
  • Kenji and Lee get into a gun standoff, but Lee can't shoot Kenji (since he's his orphanage brother). As Kenji starts to flee, Lee fires a warning shot near him, but Carter then arrives in a car that Kenji shoots through its windshield. The car crashes into a dumpster sending it toward Lee who has to leap out of the way to avoid being struck.
  • Carter and Lee arrive at a martial arts school, where various kids hold ax type weapons on Carter, and one kicks him in the leg. They then encounter an incredibly tall man who proceeds to battle the two, but without much effort or worry on his part. That includes him picking up Carter and throwing him aside, putting his big foot down onto his chest, knocking Lee aside, easily avoiding the two trying to hit him with various martial arts weapons, and tossing the two aside after spinning them around on a long pole.
  • Carter and Lee get into a battle with would-be assassins in a hospital. Carter has a gun battle with two, exchanging gunfire, while Lee has a martial arts fight with two others, including disarming and knocking them around. During this, Lee enlists Soo Yung's help, and she punches one assassin while kicking another. Meanwhile, Carter shoots the other two (no blood), but we don't know their fate. Soo Yung then punches another.
  • Carter manhandles a villain, including slapping and threatening to shoot him in the head with his handgun (he pulls the trigger, but it's empty, and he then reloads with a clip from Lee).
  • A limo suddenly explodes, but we don't know if anyone was inside it.
  • A French inspector has his men repeatedly strike Lee and Carter who are strung up by their hands. He then dons a glove (for a body cavity search) and the next thing we see are Lee and Carter gingerly walking out, as if their butts hurt.
  • George is a cab driver who looks down on Americans for various things, including their violent tendencies. That angers Carter who then holds his gun to George's head to make him recant (including singing the American National Anthem in an exaggerated fashion).
  • A female assassin repeatedly tries to kill Lee, including with a hand fan equipped with sharp blades, as well as various knives she throws at him (with him doing various acrobatic moves to avoid all of that, and their fighting causes all sorts of hotel room property damage). She eventually gets her legs around him and kicks his crotch with her feet, but he and Carter then escape as she throws more knives their way.
  • George drives Lee and Carter off from a scene, pursued by motorcyclists, one of whom shoots at the cab, blowing out the back window. Two then race up close, with George slamming on the brakes and Lee and Carter open their doors, causing the motorcyclists to crash into them. Both men fight one each on their sides of the car. One is knocked to the ground, while Lee kicks the other, sending him airborne, through a van, and hard onto a windshield. Another comes up alongside Carter who tries to kick him away, but the man grabs Carter's leg, with Lee holding him in. The car then ends up on just two side wheels, with the struggling continuing, including Lee trying to punch the motorcyclist, but hitting his helmet. Carter then opens the visor, allowing a clear punch, sending the motorcyclist across the road and hard against a sign. Lee and Carter end up falling out of the cab, with goons then holding guns on them.
  • Lee and Carter knock one goon into others and try to escape.
  • Various showgirls hold guns and fire fake Tommy Guns during a performance. Assassins then fire real machine guns at Genevieve, riddling a stage car with gunfire, and Lee and Carter get her to safety, but the audience thinks that's just part of the show and thus isn't alarmed.
  • While on top of Carter in bed, Genevieve starts to pull a gun from her garter, but another woman's attempt on Lee spills into that hotel room, with Lee stopping the woman's blade, but a gun is fired and a bullet grazes Genevieve's arm, slightly bloodying it.
  • George's wife slaps him to keep him in his place.
  • Goons hold handguns on Genevieve, with Lee then holding a sharp letter opener (or something similar) to Reynard's neck, to make them drop their guns. Just then, Kenji calls, and we see a view of him with his gun on Soo Yung who he's kidnapped.
  • Kenji and Lee hold swords on each other, with the former slicing the latter on the arm, leaving a slightly bloody cut in his sleeve. Lee then holds his blade tip to Kenji's neck. Moments later, the two get into a swordfight, with both also kicking and knocking the other around.
  • Lee uses one man to knock Kenji out a window of the Eiffel Tower and he dangles from part of the structure. Lee then saves him, but Kenji pulls him over, sending him down to the platform below him, with Kenji jumping down and trying to strike Lee with his sword. At the same time, Carter fights various goons inside the Tower, with punching, kicking and more.
  • Lee and Kenji end up falling from the Eiffel Tower a long distance before landing in safety netting that bounces them up like a super trampoline (during which Kenji continues to try to strike Lee).
  • A man purposefully breaks another's grip on his hand, thus causing the first man to fall from the Eiffel Tower (he crashes down into a large kiosk from a long distance).
  • Carter tries to rescue Soo Yung who's strung up outside the Eiffel Tower, but a female assassin pushes her out over an opening, with Carter leaping over to save the young woman. Both then kick the assassin who ends up caught in a large gear, with both reacting to the sight of her being crushed (we only hear it).
  • Goons fire machine guns at Carter and Lee, with the latter two briefly trying to hide before fighting those men. Carter ends up going off the edge of the Eiffel Tower on a large flag or banner, with Lee having to save him. When the goons fire more machine guns at them, Lee has the two leap off the tower and fly down, using the flag or banner like a parachute, with the goons continuing to fire at them (they land safely in a fountain).
  • A villain holds a gun on Carter, Lee, and Genevieve. We hear a shot, but the villain then walks forward and falls into a fountain with a bullet hole in the back of his jacket, and some blood mixing in with the fountain water (having been shot dead by George).
  • Carter and Lee punch the French inspector who earlier had them beaten.



  • Reviewed August 6, 2007 / Posted August 10, 2007

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