Let's Be Cops Reviews

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November 14, 2014
At this point Let's Be Cops loses much of its humour and starts looking like a film Liam Neeson will turn up in any time soon. That's a pity because the first half, about two doofuses playing police, is funny and occasionally sharp.
November 11, 2014
The depressingly putrid level of mainstream Hollywood comedy these days is on display in LET'S BE COPS.
September 22, 2014
The chillingly gung-ho darkness that Johnson lends his comic riffs would be the story, if only the director, Luke Greenfield, didn't play the movie solely for laughs, which are few and far between.
August 31, 2014
Short prison sentences for all involved would seem fair.
August 28, 2014
The dopey duo have a few decent lines, though Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum already showed us how to do the pseudo-cop routine in the Jump Street pictures.
August 25, 2014
Some nice comic beats and a sinister Andy Garcia turn make this far more watchable that the fratty conceit might suggest.
August 20, 2014
The viable chemistry between these two leads keeps the ball in the air, even when the balls land elsewhere in strained homophobic gags.
August 17, 2014
This notion might have worked perfectly well in sketch form, but stretched out to feature length - in a film that's overlong at nearly two hours - it grows thin, repetitive and wearying.
August 15, 2014
Let's be clear: No one should choose this movie. It's a title in search of a plot. It could also have been called Let's Be Funnier, Let's Be Directed, Let's Be 15 to 30 Minutes Shorter, Let's Be 22 Jump Street.
August 14, 2014
"You've been watching too many movies," says a detective (Andy Garcia) during an interrogation in "Let's Be Cops." The same could be said for the filmmakers, who hit predictable beats in this disposable comedy.
August 14, 2014
None of this is as riotously zany as it wants to be.
August 14, 2014
Let's earnestly hope there is no sequel.
August 14, 2014
Johnson and Wayans are both gifted comic performers but are given way too little to do in a film that wends its way from set piece to set piece, not with antic glee but desultory and-then-this-happens randomness.
August 14, 2014
As a film, Let's Be Cops glides in the same way its characters do. Though it charms, it's difficult to ignore how many times we've seen this story played out before.
August 14, 2014
Let's Be Cops has its moments, but it in no way distinguishes itself.
August 14, 2014
As generic as its name and way too long.
August 14, 2014
A ridiculous comedy whose greatest sin is one of omission: a lack of humor. And that's a hard one to forgive.
August 13, 2014
The only truly lethal weapons in the criminally unfunny action comedy "Let's Be Cops'' are the lame script, putrid direction and pair of sitcom stars mugging nonstop in frantic pursuit of laughs that have fled over the state line.
August 13, 2014
Let's not and say we did.
August 13, 2014
At times, the movie seems to exist for no other purpose than to collide these two personalities together, privileging their antagonistic banter above all else. But isn't that the basic point of all buddy comedies?
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