Blue Streak (1999)
|Rating:||PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Les Mayfield|
|Written By:||Stephen Carpenter, John Blumenthal, Steve Carpenter, Stephen W. Carpenter, Michael Berry Jr.|
|In Theaters:||Sep 17, 1999 Wide|
|On DVD:||Dec 26, 2000|
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as Miles Logan
as Uncle Lou
as Agent Gray
as Captain Penelli
as Cop in Alley
as Uniform Outside Stat...
as Prison Guard No. 37
as K-9 Cop
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 Little Friend
as Terrified Woman
as Briefing Room Detect...
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
As an action comedy, Blue Streak offers little freshness on either front.
The resumes of the minds behind it almost define Hollywood formula mediocrity.
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.
Audience Reviews for Blue Streak
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.
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.
Before watching "Blue Streak," I had heard that it wasn't that good of a movie, but I knew that since it has Martin in it that it had to at least have a few funny parts, and I was right.
Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) is a jewel thief who just got out of prison. He pretends be a cop in order to try and find the jewel that could make him millions of dollars richer. But it won't be as easy as he first thought it would.
Since I had heard so many not so rave reviews about "Blue Streak," I wasn't really expecting that much out of it. There are a few parts that are flat out hilarious and the movie itself is interesting enough even when it's not funny. If you like Martin in other movies such as "Nothing To Lose" or "Big Momma's House," give "Blue Streak" a chance. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I've always liked Martin.
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