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National Security Reviews

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May 10, 2003
As disposable as they come, National Security is a modestly entertaining re-hash of cop-buddy films of the 80s.
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 17, 2003
A paint-by-number action comedy that yields far more laughs than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 17, 2003
Without losing its comic rhythm for a moment, it is also a withering spoof of black victimism and the corrupting effect of racial solidarity on the American legal system.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2003
I laughed even though Lawrence has been doing the paranoid brother shtick since his sketchy, self-titled-sitcom days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2003
National Security stays clear of those touchy poignant moments that have ruined so many buddy flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2003
It's only a notch above the routine, and it obeys all the conventions of its tired formula, but it also tones the anarchy with a serious edge and it works a surprisingly effective vein of race-relations satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 16, 2003
A film that's both laugh out loud funny and surprisingly subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2003
The less you engage your brain, the more you'll enjoy National Security.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 16, 2003
I wouldn't race out to see National Security, but it does give you exactly what you'd expect: yuks, explosions and brawling buddies rolling all over those overused L.A. freeways.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 26, 2010
Indistinguishable dumb action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2003
This is a two-star movie dragged down a star because of its unrepentant racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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