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|Reno 911 - Miami|
Actors: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Lennie Loftin, Danny DeVito
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
The story centers on a rag-tag team of Reno cops that are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. They're not the best, but that's all we... more »
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
Of course this is great. Now I could do without Patton Oswald (sadly, despite his undisputed unfunniness he seems to show up in so much of what I like) and the back-story about Terry was a bit upsetting for a long-time fan (nerd) like me, but the movie accomplished everything I think it could. The same ridiculous situations the officers get themselves into in Reno are exacerbated once they have to police the entire city of Miami (plus, we get to see actual boobs!). You either love it of hate it.
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James Hiller | Beaverton, OR | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Familiar with the sheriff's department in Reno, Nevada? They are a fine group of individuals: well-seasoned, well-meaninged, hard working folks that protect the nighttime streets in the Biggest Little City in the country. And then the day crew shows up, Dangle and the rest, and all heck breaks loose in the town. Well, the crew has been transplanted to Miami in their newest and first feature film: Reno 911: Miami, and I'm happy to report it doesn't let us down.
Dangle and his crew have been invited to a law enforcement convention in the great city of Miami, and being the schumks they are, they board their bus and travel to it. However, due to a computer mixup, they arrive at the convention and are not registered, so they are forced to stay at a seedy motel. This sets up the scenario of the movie perfectly, as a plague sweeps through the convention and it's up to our lowly team to protect the streets of Miami.
Those of you who have seen Reno 911! before are very aware of the bawdy, slapstick brand of humor often prsented on the show. The movie banks on that type of humor and does it very effectively. On several occasions, I found myself laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe. The theater that I saw this movie in was crowded, and clearly the crowd enjoyed it just as much as I. Those people who haven't seen it might be put off a bit by the humor at first (I mean, can anyone possible explain Trudy to anyone?).
Kudos to everyone that works so hard on Reno 911 to give us weekly laughs, and for creating an equally wonderful movie experience!"
A genuine laugh riot
Roland E. Zwick | Valencia, Ca USA | 08/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Never having seen "Reno 911" on TV, I really had no idea what to expect from "Reno 911!: Miami," the full-length theatrical version of the Comedy Channel cult favorite. I figured that the movie would be silly and childish to be sure - and I was certainly not disappointed in that regard - but I was definitely not prepared for just how terribly funny and utterly endearing it turned out to be. All you overpaid writers of "Wild Hogs," "Evan Almighty," "License to Wed," "Norbit," etc, please take note: THIS is how to make a screwball comedy.
A playful take-off on the you-are-there reality TV show "Cops," "Reno 911" features the crazy, slapstick-ridden antics of the most inept law enforcement agency this side of the Keystone Kops. For their big-screen debut, these fun-loving goofballs leave their home-base in Nevada and head off to Miami for a national sheriff's convention, giving them a chance to wreak their own unique brand of havoc on the unsuspecting citizens of South Florida.
The movie is really nothing more than a series of loosely constructed comedy sketches held together by the barest outline of a story (all the cops at the convention are quarantined except for our intrepid band from Reno, putting them in default charge of all law enforcement in the greater Miami area). But you don't really need or want much more than a barebones plot when the material is as clever, ribald and inspired as it is here. Indeed, there's an almost Marx Brothers-like, burlesque freeform quality to the movie, enhanced by the good-natured, anything-goes fearlessness of the performers, who never balk at what they are called upon to do, no matter how undignified, humiliating or degrading it might be. In fact, it's that high-spirited infectiousness that comes wafting off the screen and envelopes the audience in laughter.
Credit for the film's success goes to writers Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney, co-writer/director Ben Garant, and their fellow actors, Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash and Cedric Yarbrough, lovable bunglers all who know that true comedy works only when the performers approach the material with the utmost straight-faced earnestness. There are also clever cameo appearances by Danny DeVito, The Rock, Paul Rudd and Paul Rubens to ramp up the hilarity.
In a film year woefully bereft of humor and laughs, "Reno 911!: Miami" is like a life-saving oasis in a movie comedy desert.
A. Wilding | Buffalo, NY | 05/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always enjoyed the show, so when I heard the movie was coming out I knew I had to go see it. It was hilarious, I've never laughed so hard at a movie and @ one point I was even crying. I can't wait for this movie to come out on dvd so I can buy it!"