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Reno 911!: Miami Reviews

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David Jenkins
Time Out
April 24, 2007
A verit√ (C) riff on the ‚~Police Academy‚(TM) series is the idea behind cult US sitcom ‚~Reno 911!‚(TM), which, here, is stretched to breaking point for this puerile punt at cinematic glory.
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
March 3, 2007
Handcuffed by an annoyingly contrived plot that keeps its zanier non sequitur TV giggles in lockdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
February 28, 2007
The characters are perfectly evolved screwups and the premise (every legit cop is quarantined at a police convention, leaving our heroes in charge of Miami) has potential. It lacks only the discipline of a 30-minute episode.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 28, 2007
It will grow on you like a fungus, my friend, and you will laugh more than once.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 24, 2007
Broken up into four episodes of the television show, who knows, this might be a masterpiece. Seen at one sitting, it falls well short of that. Not for lack of trying. More for trying a little too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 23, 2007
Running a mere 80 minutes and somehow still feeling heavily padded, this Cops spoof yields a few amusing (if widely spaced) moments but otherwise simply revels in the gratuitous nudity, language and below-the-belt gags that an "R" rating provides.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 23, 2007
The actors behind this show are far more talented than this movie suggests -- many of their funniest quirks haven't made the final cut -- and there's no excuse beyond simple quick-buck greed for such a sloppy effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
February 23, 2007
It's a pure delight that the show's genius performance troupe has assembled one of the highest-concept, lowest-brow, most uproarious movie debuts since the surprise sensation of last year's cable crossover Borat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2007
While the characters are funny in Reno 911!: Miami, they really could use a straight man, or at least someone who isn't totally incompetent. There are plenty of Bob Goldthwaits in the cast, but no Steve Guttenberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
February 23, 2007
A formulaic, unfunny farce that will leave you nostalgic for Police Academy.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 23, 2007
The gags vary -- a tattooed-breast mystery kinda sags -- but there are lots of laughs.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 23, 2007
It's a lot easier to pack laughs into a half-hour television show than a full-length feature film, and if you need proof, you'll find 84 minutes of it in Reno 911!: Miami.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 23, 2007
If you like the TV show, you'll like the movie. If you like stupid movies you'll like the movie. If you want to have your soul elevated, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
February 23, 2007
Reno 911!: Miami starts to wear out its welcome right around the 30-minute mark. Had it been made as a two-part episode of the series, with a week in between for our memories to lapse, we might not have noticed this is just more of the same.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
February 23, 2007
For the most part, this movie feels like a just-missed effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 23, 2007
This is mostly a listless hodgepodge of half-improvised whatever, the seven lead characters so flatly conceived they're like the Keystone Kops (without the chops).
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 23, 2007
This low-rent, nonsense cop business filled me with a nostalgic twinge. I didn't know I wanted the Police Academy series resurrected with a lot more hilarity, but I'm glad somebody did it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 23, 2007
What feels amusingly anarchic on the small screen feels underdeveloped and disjointed on the big screen, perhaps because instead of commercials gluing the jokes together there's dead air.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 23, 2007
There are enough irreverent moments here for a swell episode of the heavily improvised series, but as a feature-length proposition, there are so many occasions where it just sits there that the film could issue itself a ticket for loitering.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 22, 2007
As a TV show, Reno 911! is diverting and amusing; as a motion picture, it's overlong and wears out its welcome. The film offers some solid laughs, but not enough to justify sitting through 80 minutes of the faux cops' antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alex Chun
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2007
Aside from uncensored profanity and unpixelated nudity, the Reno 911!: Miami never really stretches its legs, and instead often feels more like a stretched-out half-hour episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 22, 2007
Reno does manage a titter here and a giggle there. But it's a cheap, dumb, obvious movie. How cheap? The big screen never seemed so small.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Dan Zak
Washington Post
February 22, 2007
Reno 911!: Miami will suffice for fans hungry for new material and tired of waiting for the show's fourth season to end or the fifth to start.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 22, 2007
While you may laugh here and there, if you wait for the DVD you can skip the slow sections for the high points.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
February 22, 2007
Comedy Central's Reno 911! -- a spoof of the police ride-along show Cops -- takes a shot at stretching the concept into a feature-length film. Unusual for this misfit crew, the shot pretty much hits its intended target.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Daniel Gray Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 22, 2007
The movie cleverly pokes fun at action-movie clichťs. It has the wild chase scenes and the totally unnecessary plot twists, yet the characters are anything but the super-cool-under-pressure cop-movie archetypes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
February 20, 2007
The TV show excels with its short squad-car bursts of random inanity; here, the plot -- stretched out to 84 minutes -- feels like a dime bag tossed aside by a fleeing perp.