By Nathan M Rose
Mar 02, 2010 04:32 PM EST

Cop Out Theatrical Review

Cop Out Theatrical Review
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Kevin Smith, normally known for his quirky comedy ventures into the buddy cop genre in 2010 with Cop Out.

Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster...Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his "partner-against-crime" whose preoccupation with his wife's alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.

With "buddy cop" films, the chemistry between the two main actors is the top most priority and the chemistry between two partners is never better. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan make you truly believe they are partners and best friends.

However, as good as the chemistry is between Willis and Morgan, the rest of Cop Out is simply a mess. Between the nonsensical plot, to the horrible paced editing, this could ultimately be Kevin Smith's worst directing to date.

All hope is not lost for children of the 80s. If you are going into the movie for pure nostalgia value, then Cop Out definitely gives you your fill. Smith truly goes all out to pay homage to the Beverly Hills Cop series, Fletch, and even Lethal Weapon.

If all of your other movie choices have already been satisfied, and you have nothing else to do to kill two hours, then Cop Out is the film for you. If not, I suggest to wait for Blu-ray or even cable.

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MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes
Distributed By: Warner Bros.

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