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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.