Brash, stupid and surprisingly watchable, this picture puts just the slightest
spin on the 48 HRS. formula, which throws together a smart-mouthed African-American charmer and an older, by-the-book, white authority figure so they can bicker, spar and
solve some crime that more conventional law-enforcement types can't crack. Now the straight man is martial-arts legend Jackie Chan, playing Hong Kong cop Inspector Lee. He's summoned to L.A. by his old pal Consul Han (Tzi Ma) to investigate the kidnapping of Han's young daughter, Soo Yung (Julia
Hsu). But the FBI doesn't want Lee's help, so they press-gang arrogant LAPD screwup James Carter (Chris Tucker) into pr...