Ride Along Reviews

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September 22, 2014
Nothing in the movie makes sense, but I prefer to think that "Ride Along" is just a badly told joke, rather than an insult to its audience.
March 21, 2014
It's a typically absurd, exaggerated spiel but with a grim undertone that resonates later on, so that Ben's desperate efforts to make something of himself seem not entirely a laughing matter.
March 2, 2014
An action-comedy short on both action and comedy, this turgid dirge recycles all the usual mismatched cop-couple cliches (from 48 Hours to Cop Out) with dreary results.
February 28, 2014
As buddy movies go, this is strictly formulaic fare but it elicits a few laughs along the way thanks to the relentless goofing of Kevin Hart.
February 28, 2014
The inappropriately namedTim Story looks to have grabbed his script from the "plot" section of the service station while racing to a meeting for which he had not properly prepared.
February 28, 2014
Ice Cube is a man with two expressions, while Hart has become a ubiquitous presence.
February 27, 2014
Romantic chemistry is rare in the movies, comic chemistry rarer still, and sadly there isn't much on offer in this action buddy comedy.
February 27, 2014
The impression is very much that director Tim Story has shaken down the genre for its most hackneyed ingredients and whisked them carelessly together.
February 27, 2014
A butch and uncompromising assault of mediocrity and dj vu.
February 25, 2014
Ride Along is saddled with an uninvolving plot, and largely content to coast on cop-movie clichs.
February 4, 2014
The most truthful answer is friendly but unexciting: They're OK. They're pretty good.
February 3, 2014
As a comedian [Hart] has been begging for Hollywood's attention for five years. He has it now, but you've got to believe he can do better than this.
January 23, 2014
This routine buddy picture offers plenty of instant gratification (Cube and Hart are easygoing screen presences, and many of their one-liners are funny) but shows little concern for characterization, storytelling, or even comic pacing.
January 21, 2014
This is a live-action cartoon.
January 21, 2014
Since the film's largely schematic subplot about Serbian gunrunners can't manage much in the way of originality, it's fortunate that Story knows his way around a comedy.
January 20, 2014
Ride Along has the dubious distinction of being simultaneously shoddy and straining, lazy and desperate.
January 20, 2014
Kevin Hart's mouth is the sole reason for the existence of the by-the-numbers buddy comedy Ride Along, which rises and falls on the strength of his chattery comic delivery.
January 17, 2014
Hart's springy energy and Ice Cube's deadpan snarl can be amusing, but they can't compensate for weak material.
January 17, 2014
Cube scowls. Hart gabs incessantly. The two are reduced to the likes of a growling bear and a yapping parakeet that get no assist from a screenplay as nuanced as a parking ticket.
January 17, 2014
An Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy that will probably be in a Rite-Aid discount bin in about six months.
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