Ride Along (2014)



Critic Consensus: Kevin Hart's livewire presence gives Ride Along a shot of necessary energy, but it isn't enough to rescue this would-be comedy from the buddy-cop doldrums.

Movie Info

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Mantzoukas, Greg Coolidge, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Gregory Coolidge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2014
Box Office: $134.1M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Ride Along

All Critics (122) | Top Critics (38)

Nothing in the movie makes sense, but I prefer to think that "Ride Along" is just a badly told joke, rather than an insult to its audience.

Full Review… | September 22, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

The movie isn't loose enough to let Kevin Hart run wild with sustained riffs; he's trapped inside the stodgy, stifling structure.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

( ... ) even with four scriptwriters on the case it's still full of the usual stereotypes and lazy, bad-boy clichés - all glued together with a rather bombastic score.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

Just because I laughed doesn't mean Ride Along is a good movie.

Full Review… | August 11, 2014

Director Tim Story puts a competent visual polish on Ride Along, but it's simply not funny or action-packed enough to warrant a recommendation.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014

How much you enjoy it will depend heavily on how much you enjoy Hart's manic energy and self-deprecating jokes.

Full Review… | April 21, 2014
Columbus Alive

Audience Reviews for Ride Along


2014 may be Kevin Hart's year when it comes to comedy. He has been fantastic. Between "Grudge Match"(which was technically a Dec '13), "About Last Night" and now "Ride Along" the guy is on a tear. He is hilarious, and probably the most consistently funny comedian working today. Even if he plays the same character in all his movies, it's a very funny character. He and Ice Cube play off each other very well, and I'm sure there will be some sequels. Hopefully they will be just as funny, which I'm sure they will be. This is one of the funniest buddy cop movies to come out in a while, that at times is cliched, but Hart makes it work. If you don't like Hart,. then this isn't for you. But if you are a Kevin Hart fan, then I don't know how you can't like this movie. May not be something that will be considered a classic or anything, but definitely still worth a watch for some laughs.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


I swear all the funny scenes were in the trailer, it was funny in some scenes but Ice Cube is hit or miss in his methods to be funny or play straight. Kevin Hart was funny in a few scenes but unfortunately whatever energy and enthusiasm he had was not in anything else, probably due to the lack of chemistry between him and Cube and the director most certainly forgot to add any energy or fun to keep it entertaining

Al S

Super Reviewer

An average cop comedy, your taken on an amusing ride along nothing more nothing less.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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