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.
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 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
An Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy that will probably be in a Rite-Aid discount bin in about six months.
January 17, 2014
At its best, Ride Along is tolerable. At its worst, it borders on insulting.
January 17, 2014
If you're a fan of pint-size motormouth Kevin Hart's stand-up comedy, you're likely to have fun with this. Just don't go looking for a motion picture with credible characters or an overly involving story.
January 17, 2014
[Most] of the movie is a wash of buddy cop clichs and double crosses that aren't worth the cocktail napkin they were jotted on.
January 17, 2014
Ride Along is a film so casual in its conception and execution, it should be titled Drive Thru.
January 16, 2014
Cube is solid as the impenetrable brick wall that Hart's comic barrage bounces off. Their odd-couple shtick delivers laughs. But more often than not "Ride Along" chokes on its own fumes.
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