Cop Out (2010)



Critic Consensus: Cop Out is a cliched buddy action/comedy that suffers from stale gags and slack pacing.

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Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for the Warner Bros. police buddy movie Cop Out in this Kevin Smith-directed production. From a script by Robb and Mark Cullen, the story centers around police detectives Jimmy (Willis), a no-B.S. divorced dad, and Paul (Morgan), a crazy-talking loose cannon. Despite nine years as partners, the two lawmen can still sometimes seem like polar opposites -- especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his daughter's wedding, Jimmy decides to sell a rare baseball card that's worth tens of thousands. Unfortunately, when the collector's shop is robbed and the card vanishes with the crook, Paul and Jimmy end up going rogue, tracking down the card and the drug ring behind its theft, all on their own time, and without any backup -- except for each other. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
R (for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality)
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Adam Brody
as Barry Mangold
Kevin Pollak
as Hunsaker
Jason Hurt
as Youth 1
Jeff Lima
as Youth 2
Sean Cullen (II)
as Captain Romans
Robinson Aponte
as Banger 1
Jeremy Dash
as Banger 2
Mando Alvarado
as Mexican Man 1
Rashida Jones
as Debbie
Ernie O'Donnell
as Masked Man 1
John D'Leo
as Kevin
Fred Armisen
as Russian Lawyer
Hannah Ware
as Russian Lawyer's Wife
Ephraim Lopez
as Busboy
Larissa Drekonja
as Hourly Housekeeper
Robb Cullen
as Coroner
Michael Pitt
as Henry, the Neighbor
Michael A. Pitt
as Henry, the Neighbor
Ray Quinlan
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for Cop Out

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (38)

Joyless, pointless, humorless.

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Top Critic

[A] pitifully unfunny 'hommage' to '80s action comedies.

Full Review… | May 20, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Smith certainly does his thing here, delivering a film that's part celebration and part parody of the well-worn genre.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

It just wants to remind audiences of something they've enjoyed before, like looking at an old photo album.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
MSN Movies
Top Critic

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.

February 26, 2010
Denver Post
Top Critic

An unholy mess.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Cop Out


Hmmmm this film tries way too hard to be a cool violent buddy cop flick, well basically the next Lethal Weapon franchise methinks. It falls way short of the mark in all areas to be honest. I didn't really find it funny, it just seemed so forced and to eager to result to bad language to try and make things funnier. There isn't much action, well anything to shout about anyway and well its all been done before but much much better, not even close to 'Beverly Hills Cop', '48 Hours', 'Lethal Weapon' or even 'Red Heat', I could go on. Cast wise Tracy Morgan is basically a fat Chris Tucker and nowhere near as good where as Willis is just Willis as in most of his other action flicks, in my opinion he doesn't do comedy too well mainly because he's a bald plank of wood with a set number of facial expressions. Cop out? yes it is, don't bother, nowhere near Die Hard standards on action and nowhere near the above mentioned buddy cop flick standards on comedy, plus zero originality.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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I guess Kevin Smith is done making good films.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

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Paul: I'll fuck a little kid up if he punches me in the dick. 'Cop Out' is the "one we do not speak of", according to the many fans of Kevin Smith, who to this date insult this film. I don't particularly agree with these peoples opinions, because I quite liked 'Cop Out'. It's not a masterpiece or anything, but I laughed a whole lot and found the characters reasonably likable. My gripe with this is the plot, which is plain stupid. The whole "Mexican drug dealers" has been done countless times, and while I appreciate some new ideas that Smith incorporated, I couldn't get into this plot. I did like the actors a lot, particularly Morgan and Willis, who produce some pretty great laughs, but the lazy script (not by Smith), brings a lot of the films potential from great to average. However many people bombard 'Cop Out', I still, to this date find it fun to watch, as I'm sure many people do. Read more reviews at

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