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CHIPS (2017)



Critic Consensus: CHiPS abandons the endearing innocence of its source material, using the titular cop show's premise as a setup for aggressively lowbrow gags that prove only mildly arresting at best.

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Dax Shepard (Hit & Run, TV's Parenthood) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) star in the action comedy CHIPS, directed by Shepard from his own script. Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job--inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker's unique bike skills and Ponch's street savvy it might just work...if they don't drive each other crazy first.


Dax Shepard
as Jon Baker
Michael Peña
as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello
Adam Brody
as Clay Allen
Jessica McNamee
as Lindsey Taylor
Ryan Hansen
as Brian Grieves
Rosa Salazar
as Ava Perez
Maya Rudolph
as Sgt. Hernandez
Jackie Tohn
as Amy Hansen
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Critic Reviews for CHIPS

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (20)

The harsh reality is that it's not very funny at all.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

While I clearly cannot recommend this film, I have to admit there were a couple of amusing moments.

March 27, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

I'm actually kind of shocked there aren't more homophobic gags here.

March 24, 2017 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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A buddy film about overcompensating characters that seems to have also been made by overcompensating comedians.

March 24, 2017 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not uniquely bad, nor so bad it's good. It's factually, quantifiably bad. Overcooked, underdressed, sloppy, indigestible: just your classic crap hamburger of a movie.

March 24, 2017 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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It already feels like a rerun.

March 24, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Whatever CHiPs is, it fails to be a lovable adaption based on a TV show from back in 1977. Fans waited years (especially 24 years of pain and impatience) for this to happen, but all they could just react is that they should be hoping for another adaption any time soon.

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