Ride Along Reviews

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
( ... ) 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 | Original Score: 2/5
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David Denby
New Yorker
September 22, 2014
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.
August 11, 2014
Just because I laughed doesn't mean Ride Along is a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/10
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
May 28, 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 | Original Score: C-
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 21, 2014
How much you enjoy it will depend heavily on how much you enjoy Hart's manic energy and self-deprecating jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Craig Mathieson
Sydney Morning Herald
March 26, 2014
What's in the foreground is Kevin Hart's boyish desires and Ice Cube's gruff response. They're the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of bickering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 21, 2014
There are a few laughs, but not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
March 21, 2014
It's a typically absurd, exaggerated spiel but with a grim undertone that resonates later on, so that Ben's desperate efforts to make something of himself seem not entirely a laughing matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 18, 2014
The paucity of buddy comedies within contemporary multiplexes makes Ride Along's massive failure especially disappointing...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 16, 2014
Hey, if you want to see Kevin Hart screeching like a mad-man and late-period Ice Cube gleefully giving shout-outs to his song titles through dialogue (as I often do), this is the place to get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 16, 2014
An undemanding fun ride, ideal accompaniment to popcorn
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
March 10, 2014
Ride Alone is ultimately one joke stretched out into feature length form, and though tedious at times, fortunately for Story, that one joke happens to be a funny one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 8, 2014
The crime plot is lazily predictable, but the comedy is barely any better. Cube plays the straight man to Hart's manic motor mouth, but anyone who isn't already a fan will probably find his comic shtick more irritating than amusing.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
March 2, 2014
An action-comedy short on both action and comedy, this turgid dirge recycles all the usual mismatched cop-couple cliches (from 48 Hours to Cop Out) with dreary results.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 1, 2014
Ride Along's fascinating on one level because there's absolutely nothing original about it.
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
February 28, 2014
As buddy movies go, this is strictly formulaic fare but it elicits a few laughs along the way thanks to the relentless goofing of Kevin Hart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 28, 2014
... the gags and one-liners just aren't as funny as they need to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 28, 2014
The inappropriately namedTim Story looks to have grabbed his script from the "plot" section of the service station while racing to a meeting for which he had not properly prepared.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
February 28, 2014
If you're in the mood for some undemanding action entertainment, this routine buddy cop caper offers some cheap laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
February 28, 2014
Ice Cube is a man with two expressions, while Hart has become a ubiquitous presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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