• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Smith
    In Theaters:
    Feb 26, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 20, 2010
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Cop Out Reviews

Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Joyless, pointless, humorless.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: D

May 6, 2011
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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[A] pitifully unfunny 'hommage' to '80s action comedies.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

May 20, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Smith certainly does his thing here, delivering a film that's part celebration and part parody of the well-worn genre.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

February 26, 2010
Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
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It just wants to remind audiences of something they've enjoyed before, like looking at an old photo album.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 26, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Cop Out is a little too well-shot to be full-on cheesy and too much a redux to be, well, as fresh as Beverly Hills Cop or Lethal Weapon.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2010
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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An unholy mess.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 26, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Cop Out is like a parody of a parody of a parody, so derivative and desperate in its pleas for laughter that it's hard to tell when it's making fun of itself and when it has simply run out of ideas.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The movie wants to send up hoary action- and buddy-movie clichés, including the tinge of gay attraction that passes between the stars. But it's too fuzzily executed to pass muster as satire. Plus, it loves the clichés too much to subvert them.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Kevin Smith may have needed a big Hollywood comedy right now, for a lot of reasons. What his old fans still need, though -- and in a hurry -- is a real Kevin Smith movie.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Cop Out is foul-mouthed but not funny, bullet-riddled but not exciting, crammed with contrivances that go nowhere. And, perhaps worst of all, it musters up no chemistry between its buddy-cop leads.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's about as much fun as flying coach, and -- if you're seated next to Smith, anyway -- a lot less interesting.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Cop Out is a silly waste of time. In other words, it's just what we need right now.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 26, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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It's the first gross-out comedy to come along since The Hangover that is actually a comedy and not just gross, although make no mistake, gross it is -- this is a Kevin Smith film after all -- so don't say you weren't warned.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 26, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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This pitiful excuse for entertainment is utterly bereft of wit, intelligence or craft on any level. The only thing left to screw up would have been to leave the lens cap on the camera. Wait, that would have been an improvement.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 0.5/4

February 26, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Director Kevin Smith has made some good movies and some so-so movies, but until now he has always been an artist.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

February 26, 2010
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Smith and the screenwriters keep trotting out one limp gag after another, including a foul-mouthed child car thief and a parkour routine that ends in a splat.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 26, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Willis basically smirks his way through the proceedings, while the gifted Morgan often seems miserable as the butt of most of the film's gags.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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What results is a tour de force of sheer comic energy that threatens to rip apart the film -- and its sodden, secondhand premise -- like a wad of used paper towels. It's a performance in search of a movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Cop Out does not amount to much more than a blooper reel in search of a movie.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 25, 2010
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's tough to screw up an omelet. But it can certainly be done.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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An early scene of Morgan scaring a perp with tough dialogue from movies reminded me of primo Smith. Other scenes not so much.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's tough generating much enthusiasm for a motion picture that does a lot of things but none of them well.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The shrug of a denouement doesn't say 'the movie's over' so much as 'get me the hell out of here.'

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

February 25, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Because Smith has the ability to make a real artistic impact (and knows it), his disappointments tend to inspire deeper criticism than they deserve. This is no more a terrible movie than a great one; it's simply average.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 25, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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This is a lousy, invention-free script, and Kevin Smith -- an interesting and valuable filmmaker here doing his first direction-only work for hire -- cannot do anything to save it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

February 25, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Nothing to see here, keep moving.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 25, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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By the time the smoke clears, Cop Out seems like an appropriate title.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Many of the gags possibly looked good on paper, but watching Willis and Morgan struggle with them is like watching third graders do Noel Coward, if Noel Coward had been rewritten by Kevin Smith.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 25, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

February 24, 2010
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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Cop Out is a clumsy postmodern buddy cop flick that stuffs as many genre references as it can into the ceaseless patter between Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis.

February 24, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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There's not a whole lot to Cop Out besides watching Kevin Smith pretend, with a crudeness that is simply boring, that he's an action director making a comic thriller about cops versus a Mexican drug gang (yawn).

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

February 24, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A movie that makes little sense, is dumb when it's not being stupid and yet is still at times laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It feels like an homage to a period best forgotten, just a chance for all involved to sell out and cash in with a crude comedy that reminds us how bad these particular "good old days" were.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 24, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Any actual action's an afterthought in this garrulous goof on the classic buddy-cop flick.

February 24, 2010
Andrew Barker
Variety
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Smith's directorial style is far too slack for this material, which aims to be an homage to populist '80s classics like 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, but only winds up resembling one of the bargain-bin knockoffs that floundered in those films' wake.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 24, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Willis-Morgan team is about as on point as four legs with the ankles missing. The sequel will undoubtedly star Adam Sandler and Chris Tucker.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 0/4

February 24, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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This is some soul-sapping dada with which director Kevin Smith is staining his already-dubious résumé.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

February 24, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Working with a full-on studio budget for the first time in his decade-and-a-half career, Smith is still making movies about guys just like him.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 23, 2010
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