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Cop Out Reviews

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Laremy Legel
May 6, 2011
Joyless, pointless, humorless.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Smith's love of long takes where people talk about nothing in particular just isn't right for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
Cop Out is marvelously juvenile, not just in its typical situation comedy and sight gags, but from its ability (even desire) to frequently bring its plot to a shuddering halt so its characters can engage in a few minutes of quiet ridiculousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Even if many of the jokes in Cop Out aren't all that funny, Smith's facility with crude wordplay is what he salvages from this huge mess of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 27, 2011
O roteiro estúpido só não se revela pior do que a direção amadora de Smith, que, também assinando a montagem, não consegue criar lógica ou estabelecer ritmo algum, demonstrando que ainda não aprendeu nem o básico da profissão depois de tantos anos.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
October 2, 2010
Cop Out feels like a pilot lost without 20 or so episodes to follow it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 25, 2010
A half-baked concept halfheartedly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 19, 2010
As something of a Kevin Smith fan, this mostly hurt to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
July 24, 2010
Willis and Morgan are a devilishly delightful down and dirty detective duo, as Kevin Smith releases their combo inner zany outlaws in a kind of Clerks with badges.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 22, 2010 looks as though everyone in the film had a better time making it than the audience has watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 19, 2010
Once you've boogied out to Harold Faltermeyer's self-parodic "Axel F"-style music, it's all downhill from there. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Digital Spy
May 27, 2010
Ultimately, there are hints that Cop Out was supposed to be something smarter and less lazy, but no-one involved seems to be able to counter the truly terrible script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
May 27, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 27, 2010
Trying to make up for a lack of genuine wit, this film adopts a frenetic pace with a constant stream of jokes and action. The result is watchable, occasionally funny and instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
May 24, 2010
Seann William Scott provides some amusing moments as irrepressible thief Dave but they are few and far between.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 24, 2010
The whole enterprise plays out like a bad, dumbed-down US version of Hot Fuzz, or Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, minus Robert Downey Jr and the meticulously structured verbal riffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Pulver
May 20, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 20, 2010
Cop Out marks a new low which is really saying something given that Smith's the man behind Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Jersey Girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
May 20, 2010
Whilst Smith uses crash zooms and slow motion to evoke the likes of Michael Bay, it just feels clumsy and drawn-out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
May 20, 2010
Kev, get thee to a typewriter. You're so much better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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