Cop Out

2010

Cop Out

Critics Consensus

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

18%

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Reviews Counted: 159

39%
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User Ratings: 489,098

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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

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39%
Average Rating: 3/5

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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

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  • Joyless, pointless, humorless.

    May 6, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Laremy Legel

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • It could have been a match made in heaven. The snake in the garden is a tired script from Rob and Mark Cullen, which purports to "spoof" Eighties buddy movies (Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon, etc) but lacks any real brain power of its own.

    May 27, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • It's just not very funny -- despite the all-too-apparent struggle to deliver verbal fireworks, there's something immovably sluggish and inert about it.

    May 20, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Whilst Smith uses crash zooms and slow motion to evoke the likes of Michael Bay, it just feels clumsy and drawn-out.

    May 20, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • [A] pitifully unfunny 'hommage' to '80s action comedies.

    May 20, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Director Kevin Smith capitalizes on the duo's great chemistry and gets laugh-out-loud performances from Morgan as a bag of insecurities (not far from his 30 Rock role) and Willis as the stoic macho man.

    Mar 5, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Thelma Adams

    Us Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Cop Out

½

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

Super Reviewer

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 www.creedsdelight.com

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

I feel like I wanted to laugh, but yet it almost felt like Tracy Morgan did most his jokes on a blue screen and Bruce Willis shot his parts in a different part of America. Its was OK.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

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