Reno 911!: Miami Reviews
* Tom Lennon steals every scene he is in, portraying Lieutenant Jim Dangle superbly.
Not much, I bet.
Reno 911!:Miami is a comedy that although never really becomes OK, it
still has a few jokes to let it get along without destroying itself.
It's maybe not the best TV to movie transition ever made but it still
isn't the worst, It's kind the kind of comedy that may annoy but it can
really make you laugh sometimes(well, in many patches). Overall I felt
the film was strongly an average film, and here is why I felt so.
The story is fairly dumb, of course we see it in so many other comedies
and they work, but this doesn't so much, too short and not enough
material to use as well. I don't mean to criticise the show and it's
plots for the TV series, but the film just doesn't cut it really, The
one thing that damages it is the uneven and loose structure with no
atmosphere and of course the jokes which miss the mark, but, as I say,
it is not a Bad movie.
The acting is fairly average as well and again, not to criticise the TV
show but they just don't work on the big screen and should stay back
where they are popular on the TV screen. I did enjoy some of the
characters though, Lieutenant Jim Dangle is funny in bits, could have
been made much funnier though and I think we saw this movies potential.
One other was Paul Rudd as a drug lord, he is funny in this one and
really takes the Mick out of any film ever to do with the Miami crime
It isn't written very well I will say, I said before the film is loose
and uneven and it basically comes down to two things, the script and
the cinematography, the documentary style cameras just don't do this
film any good and there are times where you completely forget they are
being followed. The script though is worse, there doesn't even seem to
be enough dialogues given and it lacks one liner jokes and therefore
relying to heavily on practical stunts as the funny times.
I'm split on whether to give it some more positives or criticisms
seeing as it is not good but not bad, but I will give it some
positives. It has the jokes, it really does and I can't imagine
many(unless your some tight faced critic), not at least smiling at this
film, although doesn't give it an excuse to be good. I enjoyed the
stunts sometimes and I have to admit it is funny when the stunts do
come in, they are not an excuse though for the movie to be OK.
Of course I would say fans of the TV show should see this, you may be
disappointed by it but who knows, you may enjoy the style of the film.
If you like those kind of silly comedies that can make you laugh but
you may feel "why am I laughing at this" then this is for you, but hey
don't expect it to be not good and you may just enjoy this very much.
Overall I give it a high 5/10, it is Strongly an Average film and therefore I
think it escapes being Poor but only by a little bit. Just try to enjoy
the film and certain people will like it, but if you watch it with
others then I guarantee it will split opinion, you just have to like
this type of comedy and I know not everyone does. Look out for some of
the more shocking jokes and they can be gems at times, just look out
for Dwayne Johnson.