Reno 911!: Miami Reviews
A full length movie version of the Comedy Central tv show. That kind of description can put a movie either way, usually the down side, but this movie was really funny. There were a lot of very funny moments throughout this entire movie.
Did all the jokes work? no, but it doesn't matter, this was a lot of fun with rare misses.
The show revolves around cops from reno encountering wacky characters, and the movie does just the same. There is a shoe-string plot that just provides the backing for the rest of this movie.
There are a good number of cameos and small supporting roles by random actors that are hillarious.
Giving this movie an R rating was a great choice in pushing the limits as to how far to take the show, providing some great moments. Very funny.
Deputy Clementine Johnson: Let me in, I don't have a key to this door.
Lieutenant Jim Dangle: It's open. You ok?
Deputy Clementine Johnson: Oh, I'm in love.
Lieutenant Jim Dangle: Hey, you've got a bandage on your teat.
Deputy Clementine Johnson: A love bandage.
Lieutenant Jim Dangle: No, I mean an ace bandage.
Deputy Clementine Johnson: Oh my God, if I've been stabbed, I'm gonna be so pissed!
In this R-rated big-screen outing of the TV mockumentary Reno 911 (think: send-up of Cops), the misfit Reno Sheriff?s department (Garant, Lennon) is called in to restore order to the city of Miami after the National Police Convention is bio-attacked.
Within the confines of the series, the farcical humor is organically character-as opposed to plot-driven. The characters are small city deputies and their comedic foibles manifest themselves in dealing with run-of-the-mill police work. Now, with the parameters of the neatly-packed show blown to smithereens, this overwrought movie simply asks too much of them. For instance, any segment including a star cameo (Danny DeVito, The Rock) or overblown action (Scarface-esque villains, Tomahawk attack choppers) sends the comedy falling flat on its face. The best segment finds the deputies interacting at their low-rent Miami hotel after an evening of drunken escapades?in one continuous shot. At home in this improvisational setting, the ensemble shines and this bit stands testament to why Hollywood should never try to take the Reno out of the 9-1-1.
Bottom line: Keystone cop-out.