Blue Streak (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Martin Lawrence lends his comedic touch, but the movie isn't much more than standard action-comedy fare.


Movie Info

Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Carpenter, Stephen Carpenter, John Blumenthal, Michael Berry, Stephen W. Carpenter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2000
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Miles Logan

as Carlson

as Deacon

as Hardcastle

as Glenfiddish

as LaFleur

as Janiece

as Agent Gray

as Captain Penelli

as Cop in Alley

as Uniform Outside Stat...

as Prison Guard No. 37

as Guard One

as Guard Two

as Desk Sergeant

as Twitchy Suspect

as Cop in Elevator

as Cop in Gem Store Ele...

as Cop in Precinct

as Customs Guy

as FBI Tech

as Helicopter Pilot

as Female Officer

as Museum Official

as Terrified Woman

as Briefing Room Detect...

as Francois

as Tipsy Cop

as Officer Porter

as Swat Team Officer

as Swat Team Officer

as Repelled Passer-By

as Chinese Delivery Man

as Friendly Officer

as S.W.A.T. Team Member
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Critic Reviews for Blue Streak

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (24)

Most of the film is just Mr. Lawrence goofing around.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

As an action comedy, Blue Streak offers little freshness on either front.

January 1, 2000
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Blue Streak falls victim to bad cliches.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The resumes of the minds behind it almost define Hollywood formula mediocrity.

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Apart from Lawrence's goofing, Blue Streak isn't much of a movie and its formula of stunts, anti-authority humor and a chase-and-crash finale is predictable enough to be depressing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Still, the movie is pretty bad. It's Rush Hour meets 48 Hours meets Bad Boys except this time around there's only one bad boy and the script and direction are subpar.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blue Streak

½

Miles Logan: Carlson. I've got something to tell you. I'm not from West Covina. I'm from Internal Affairs. 

"He's a cop that's not."

Blue Streak is a likable and entertaining action comedy. No I know what you're thinking. How, it has Martin Lawrence in it? I'll be the first to say that the guy makes a lot of shit and that he isn't that funny. But every one in awhile he starred in decent movies, such as Life. Blue Streak is another one of those decent films he starred in. It's funny and Martin Lawrence isn't too ridiculous to where it completely overpowers everything else that is going on. 

At the start of Blue Streak, Miles and his fellow robbers are heisting a diamond. When Miles gets backed into a corner with the cops, he decides to hide the diamond and get it once he gets out of prison. So he hides it in a building that isn't done being built yet. Two years later, when he gets out of prison, he goes back to that building, and it is a police station. Now he has to pose as a detective in order to get the diamond back. A lot of what goes on is predictable and unoriginal, but it is all done in a way that makes it feel fresher than it really is.

Blue Streak is one of those movies that I've seen many times, and can watch whenever. You don't have to think too much while watching, and it is an enjoyable time. Plus Dave Chapelle is always worth watching and he plays Miles' driver, Tulley, and just happens to be the funniest thing going on in the movie.

Even if you don't like Lawrence, don't automatically assume you won't like this. I don't really care for him, but this is a movie I can say I like. I'm not going to lie and say that this movie is anything special, but it is definitely worth a watch.

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Melvin White

Super Reviewer

I think only Martin Lawrence finds Martin Lawrence funny. Maybe if he tried telling an actual joke instead of pulling stupid faces all the time he would be more successful because as far as I can tell, all he does is open one eye wider than the other, tilt his head and shout 'Damn' and that is supposed to be funny. I liked the premise of Blue Streak, I just didn't like anything else about it. It should have been made in the 80s starring Chevy Chase!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Funny comedy about a robber who hides the stolen diamond then finds that they've built a police station where he hid it. He has to pretend to be a cop to get to the diamond.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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