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| Original Score: 2/4
The contortional physical shtick familiar from Lawrence's sitcom, laden with a dollop of Three Stooges violence, should keep the boys happy.
In the wake of a summer of capers and cons, Blue Streak arrives as a dull afterthought and a sorry vehicle for the comic expression of Martin Lawrence.
There's a pretty decent joke at the center of this otherwise routine action-comedy.
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.
Most of the film is just Mr. Lawrence goofing around.
A lifeless farce!
The resumes of the minds behind it almost define Hollywood formula mediocrity.
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.
Since the characters are pretty simple, and the plot wafer-thin, there's not a lot for Martin to do but fall back on wild histrionics and facial explosions.
Blue Streak suffers from an identity crisis.
Lawrence seems trapped in his jug-eared, slightly clownish nervousness, like a sidekick suddenly shoved into the spotlight.
| Original Score: D+
As an action comedy, Blue Streak offers little freshness on either front.
Assembled with style.
| Original Score: 3/4
A formula picture that never rises above the generic but entertains nevertheless.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Provides a nifty 90-minute escape and more than a few yuks.
The film may be routine, but Lawrence is anything but.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Blue Streak falls victim to bad cliches.
Lawrence has become involved in a film that makes us acutely embarrassed for him.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A pooped, poorly executed buddy-cop comedy with more cliches than expletives.
| Original Score: 1.5/5