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Cop Out Reviews

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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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 18, 2010
Cop Out could have been an American equivalent of Hot Fuzz but it instead feels like an anachronistic forgotten film that you once owned on VHS.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
May 19, 2010
Unfortunately, one lame Die Hard joke in the excruciating opening sequence is as self-aware as Cop Out gets. What's worse, it doesn't even satisfy on more basic levels: the action scenes are too simple to be exciting, the comedy barely even registers.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 24, 2010
It feels like an homage to a period best forgotten, just a chance for all involved to sell out and cash in with a crude comedy that reminds us how bad these particular "good old days" were.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2010
[An] utterly incompetent, painfully unfunny, ploddingly dull waste of time, money and life
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
May 20, 2010
The plot is unexciting and the dialogue terrible. This is crude, unfunny and unwatchable, so avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 26, 2010
The latest R-rated comedy from director Kevin Smith (Clerks) is immature and sloppy. Fortunately, the movie is also pretty darn funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 25, 2010
Many of the gags possibly looked good on paper, but watching Willis and Morgan struggle with them is like watching third graders do Noel Coward, if Noel Coward had been rewritten by Kevin Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
February 25, 2010
It's tough generating much enthusiasm for a motion picture that does a lot of things but none of them well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 26, 2010
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
February 26, 2010
Smith needs to stop putting his creative energy into funny tweets and go back to writing scripts with heart and humor and memorable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 25, 2010
This is a lousy, invention-free script, and Kevin Smith -- an interesting and valuable filmmaker here doing his first direction-only work for hire -- cannot do anything to save it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Starkey
Premiere Magazine
February 25, 2010
When your movie is nothing more than a cheap and uninteresting homage, best not to call attention to that fact with a ten minute opening scene to that effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 24, 2010
Kevin Smith's take on the interracial buddy-cop movie craps out, leaving Tracy Morgan waiting for the ideal big-screen vehicle and Bruce Willis treading water between the action-hero and character-role phases of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lippe
February 26, 2010
Cop Out plays like one of Steven Seagal's recent DTV offerings; where the plot doesn't make a lot of sense and exposition is handled in voiceover, suggesting that the movie was never really finished -- just that the accountants told them to stop shooting.
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Andrew Barker
February 24, 2010
Smith's directorial style is far too slack for this material, which aims to be an homage to populist '80s classics like 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon, but only winds up resembling one of the bargain-bin knockoffs that floundered in those films' wake.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
February 25, 2010
As rotten and laugh-free as the trailer. Just much, much, much longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Drew McWeeny
February 25, 2010
Cop Out is a case study in how you can do everything right in theory and everything wrong in practice.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anders Wotzke
March 16, 2010
Some of the jokes in [Cop Out] are so far beyond the realms of lame, you have to wonder whether it's intentional.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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