• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Smith
    In Theaters:
    Feb 26, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 20, 2010
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Cop Out Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK

Cop Out feels like a pilot lost without 20 or so episodes to follow it up.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 5/10

October 2, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

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 Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2/5

March 18, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

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.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

May 19, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 24, 2010

[An] utterly incompetent, painfully unfunny, ploddingly dull waste of time, money and life

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 0/10

February 26, 2010
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

The plot is unexciting and the dialogue terrible. This is crude, unfunny and unwatchable, so avoid.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 1/5

May 20, 2010
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

The latest R-rated comedy from director Kevin Smith (Clerks) is immature and sloppy. Fortunately, the movie is also pretty darn funny.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 25, 2010
James Berardinelli
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It's tough generating much enthusiasm for a motion picture that does a lot of things but none of them well.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2010
Nell Minow

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 Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

February 26, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

February 25, 2010
Nick Starkey
Premiere Magazine

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 Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

February 25, 2010
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

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 Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

February 24, 2010
Adam Lippe

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.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com

February 26, 2010
Andrew Barker
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 24, 2010
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

As rotten and laugh-free as the trailer. Just much, much, much longer.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 0.5/4

February 25, 2010
Drew McWeeny

Cop Out is a case study in how you can do everything right in theory and everything wrong in practice.

Full Review Source: HitFix

February 25, 2010
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies

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

May 20, 2010
Anders Wotzke

Some of the jokes in [Cop Out] are so far beyond the realms of lame, you have to wonder whether it's intentional.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 16, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 9, 2012
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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