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National Security Reviews

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December 26, 2010
Indistinguishable dumb action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 4, 2004
If... Martin Lawrence and Adam Sandler [were] in the same movie, it might... create an anti-comedy field so strong that both their careers would be sucked into the vortex...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2003
A patently offensive, racist and repulsive waste of celluloid, an affront to blacks, whites and human beings in general.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
August 29, 2003
Put your hands up and back away from this rent-a-flop.
Full Review | Original Score: 38/100
June 26, 2003
If rampant misogyny and racism sound like a laugh riot, by all means see National Security, a 'comedy' so aggressively unpleasant that it's worthy of squirms.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
June 19, 2003
This is lowest common dominator filmmaking in every sense of the word, which shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone familiar with the oeuvre of director Dennis Dugan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2003
As disposable as they come, National Security is a modestly entertaining re-hash of cop-buddy films of the 80s.
April 21, 2003
This is a two-star movie dragged down a star because of its unrepentant racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 4, 2003
Dugan's predictable, thin-plotted lark reads as little more than a black guy-white guy Three's Company.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
February 18, 2003
Is it a thoroughly offensive attempt to disguise a reactionary view of African-Americans as manipulative, self-serving, serial complainers as 'comedy'? Definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 9, 2003
A truly inane and flat action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 31, 2003
It's too bad Martin already made What's the Worst That Could Happen? The title really fits this one.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 30, 2003
'Overall, what more can you say about this two-bit meandering and empty-headed carousing crime comedy? Bottom line: everyone connected with this project ought to be handcuffed to the door handle of a speedy out-of-control police cruiser.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2003
My mouth slowly widened, until I realized that I was indeed illustrating what "jaw-droppingly bad" truly means.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2003
Lawrence has to be the singularly most untalented, most obnoxious, most misogynistic and most racist comedian working in movies today. That's a lot of mosts, but "most overpaid" can be added with his $20 million price tag for this.
January 22, 2003
National Security just isn't good enough to be buoyed by Lawrence and an above-average script
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 21, 2003
Another of the three or four obnoxious, race-baiting flops Hollywood routinely seems to tolerate from Martin Lawrence between can't-miss blockbusters such as "Big Momma's House" and "Bad Boys."
| Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2003
As the two cop manqués overcome their dearth of common sense to save the day, the film achieves a comic playfulness.
January 21, 2003
The jokes are so tired and irritating in the film, I found myself anticipating the funny gags from the trailers because those were the only ones that were remotely humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 21, 2003
One of the lamest and cheapest-looking buddy-cop movies to come along since... well, since Blue Streak.
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