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Blue Streak (1999)



Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 69
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 44

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


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 16

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



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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

Dec 26, 2000

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You watch this movie for Lawrence's antics but soon realize he doesn't really involve the audience in his comedy, the way Murphy did in 48Hrs.

January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Lawrence seems trapped in his jug-eared, slightly clownish nervousness, like a sidekick suddenly shoved into the spotlight.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Assembled with style.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Provides a nifty 90-minute escape and more than a few yuks.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Pleasant diversion with lots of silly fun for teens.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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...Blue Streak is simply unable to overcome the scenery-chewing excess of Lawrence's hopelessly incompetent turn.

November 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Fun and entertaining -- a good time.

September 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The blatant disregard for reality might have been excusable if any of the execution was actually funny.

January 1, 2000

Character is precisely what's missing in Blue Streak, with Lawrence coming off as little more than thinly defined cliches of his manic and occasionally hilarious self, and his co-stars nothing more than bland dupes and paper-thin stereotypes.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

No one here is competent enough to reach even stupid buddy-comedy heights.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Unless you're a diehard Lawrence, you'll probably tire of the film's loose and unbelievable approaching at telling its story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Screen It!
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In the end the spectator is left on the verge of a hilarity breakdown.

January 1, 2000
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The already thin plot stops dead at regular intervals so Lawrence can make faces, contort himself and cuss colorfully.

January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Martin Lawrence is a talented comedian, but too often he gets stuck with creaky material, such as the script to this mediocre action comedy.

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A comedy without the laughs, and an action film with a non-existent level of excitement, Blue Streak is an obvious and misguided effort.

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Martin Lawrence at his most shrill in one of the laziest movies ever made.

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A tepid, often annoying comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
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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.
January 26, 2012
Melvin White

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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!
February 1, 2011

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.
January 30, 2011
Candy Rose

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    1. Miles Logan: Its like leaving candy around me, its not gonna be alright I'm gonna [chomping teeth] chomp it up!
    – Submitted by Jim E (2 years ago)
    1. Miles Logan: You don't wanna mess with him!
    2. Tulley: Yeah! Imma rip you lips off, and kiss my ass with them shits! Imma rip yo tung out, and wipe my balls with em'!
    – Submitted by Patrick ? (3 years ago)
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