Jackie Chan was already a big name in the action movie world in 1998, but with Peak hour he only made his first foray into Hollywood. It immediately became a huge success and there were even a few sequels. This delicious action comedy can be seen on Veronica Tuesday and you can Peak hour streaming through Netflix, among others.
On the last night that Hong Kong fell under British command, Inspector Lee, a close friend of Consul Han Solon, prevented a number of historical Chinese coins from smuggling out of the country. Two years later, the criminal Juntao retaliates and kidnaps the daughter of the consul Han. The latter does not entrust the search for his daughter to the FBI and decides to ask for the help of his old friend Inspector Lee.
Evaluation guide.tv: ★★★ ½
Ingeniously, screenwriters Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna found a plausible reason to bring Jackie Chan to Hollywood from Hong Kong. After arriving in the United States, the film takes to the next level, with a deluge of exciting and spectacular action scenes. On the verbal level as well, the film advances in sixth gear, mainly thanks to the presence of the actor Chris Tucker – who launches the jokes on the spectator at full speed. So it can get a little too tiring at times, but in the end there is a very entertaining action comedy.
Besides Jackie Chan (The foreigner) and Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook) are also Tom Wilkinson (The ghost writer) to Elizabeth Peña (The Incredibles) featured in this movie. This production is directed by Brett Ratner.
Peak hour (1998) is rated 7.0 on IMDb and can be seen on Veronica on Tuesday, Jan.12 at 11 p.m. ET. Genre: action, comedy. Duration: 98 minutes.
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