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(2007), PG-13 [R-13*] (1hr 23min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
August 10, 2007
42 out of 100

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2007), PG-13 [R-13*] ... with scoring comparative of all three films.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): New Line Cinema, Avery Pix, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Rat Entertainment
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): Brett Ratner
Producer(s): Roger Birnbaum, Andrew Z. Davis, Leon Dudevoir, Leon Dudevoir, James M. Freitag, Jonathan Glickman, David Gorder, Arthur M. Sarkissian, Jay Stern
Written by: Jeff Nathanson
Characters: Ross LaManna
Cinematography/Camera: J. Michael Muro
Music: Lalo Schifrin
Film Editing: Mark Helfrich, Billy Weber, Don Zimmerman
Casting: Franck Jouard, David Kang, Ronna Kress
Production Design: Ed Verreaux
Art Direction: Chad S. Frey
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Resources must be maximized in order to keep these reports coming a little longer. Thus I am not going to preface the individual investigation area discussions that follow with the usual summary of the plot/story. This time I am going to let the individual investigation area discussions, the listing in the Findings/Scoring section and the following scoring comparative do all the talking. They say much. Mainly that all three films are R-13 and are three peas out of the same cinematic pod.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
As Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) trek to Tokyo to thwart the $50,000,000,000 per year criminal Triad of 500 million members, most of the violence comes as any means available to try to kill someone. Gun battles. Sword fights. Explosions. Martial arts fighting to the death. Kidnapping. Repeatedly. There is enough violence in Rush Hour 3  to be equivalent to the violence in most R-rated films. [Prov. 16:29] I know the repeatedly use of Prov. 16:29 gets a little boring sometimes, but that it gets boring for me to rely on it so much does not reduce the power of it. Especially since it fortifies 1 Cor. 15:33.

Impudence/Hate (I)
Forty nine times someone uses the three/four letter word vocabulary. [2 Tim. 2:16, Eph. 5:4, Col. 3:8] That, in addition to lies, reckless endangerment, manure humor and other such matters of arrogance [Isa. 13:11] makes the content revealed by this investigation area also equivalent to most R-rated films.

Sexual Immorality (S)
Chris Tucker fondling himself while directing traffic, him staring at a lineup of nude women, much thong nudity, innuendo regarding intercourse and sexual performance, heterosexual pairs in bed making out while speaking sex talk and more make the content revealed by this investigation area also  equivalent to many R-rated films. In fact, only one of the three Rush Hour  films does not present sexual content equivalent to many R-rated films -- the ten-year old original Rush Hour  (1998). [Rev. 21:8, Prov. 30:20, Gal. 5:19]

Drugs/Alcohol (D)
The only  instance of content applicable to this investigation area is one sight of a man smoking.

Offense to God (O)
God's name was used in vain three times, one of them with the four letter expletive. "Gimmie a break. Only three times?" How many times is too many? Let me answer this way. The second time of a sin does not excuse the first. Nor does the third time excuse the second. And neither does the thousandth excuse the first ... or the second ... or the ... God is rather adamant about using His name in vain. So much so He warns us that he who does shall not escape His judgment (unless forgiven). [Deut. 5:11] And yes, using His name in vain includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.

Murder/Suicide (M)
There were no murders noted in the entire 83 minutes of the show except for a murder of the self -- a suicide. Lee's brother and arch enemy let go of Lee's hand while dangling from it on the Eiffel Tower.


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  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. [The issue is the violence and its effect on an observer. "A violent man" can be a man, woman OR the men/women/characters demonstrating the violent behavior/action on the screen. Knowing of Prov. 16:29 you now know why violence, especially in and as entertainment, can embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children Congressional Public Health Summit. Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV. And see 1 Cor. 15:33 below.]
  • 2 Tim. 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander (injurious speech), and filthy language [aischrologia: foul speaking, low and obscene speech] from your lips.
  • Isa. 13:11 I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • Rev. 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars -their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
  • Prov. 30:20 This is the way of an adulteress [or adulterer]: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.' [Though this verse uses "adulteress" to make its point, the heart of the matter is the arrogance of "What's the big deal!" defense of sexual immorality (or any other wrong-doings). This verse makes an adulter(er/ess) of many filmmakers, thinking they can create and entice with sexual immorality in their works and think they've done no wrong.]
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or mature discussion is in vain.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective  heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Rush Hour 3 (2007) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • attempted gunfire murder with bullet impact
  • potentially fatal reckless behavior, repeatedly
  • fire arm threats of varying intensities, frequent, including to the head
  • long "slapstick" martial fight sequence
  • gun battle
  • threats to kill, repeatedly
  • multiple attempted murder by explosion
  • beating, two
  • long fight sequence with many attempted murders by blade
  • reckless driving with endangerment
  • felony restraint/kidnapping, twice
  • auto gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • attempted murder by gunfire
  • gunfire injury
  • blade at throat
  • control by firearm
  • extortion with girl's life as leverage
  • long sword fight to kill
  • action violence, repeatedly, of varying intensities
  • graphic death
  • defensive gunfire killing

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 49 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • racial favoritism
  • portrayal of police as idiots
  • lies
  • masked profanity, three
  • manure humor
  • dog urination

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • self fondling, male, clothed
  • excessive cleavage and excessive breast exposure, repeatedly
  • innuendo re: intercourse, sexual performance and sex games
  • posterior humor
  • sex talk, some vulgar
  • rude stare, repeatedly, some a frontal stare by a male at a lineup of nude women, fronts not seen by audience
  • comment about a boy doesn't become a man until he has had sex
  • crotch humor
  • thong nudity, many, repeatedly
  • stripper lineup, mostly nude
  • vulgar camera angles
  • semi-thong nudity, repeatedly
  • upper female nudity
  • talk of a using pornography to break down a woman's sexual inhibitions
  • man on woman making out with sex talk
  • adult in underwear, repeatedly
  • offer of sex
  • woman on man making out
  • homosexual talk

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking. one scene

    Offense to God (O)
  • one use of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and two without
  • gambling
  • "The Lord has truly blessed you all" said while staring at a lineup of nude women

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • suicide by fall

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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