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A funny movie
Dean Sullivan | Tredegar, Wales, UK | 02/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Blue streak was a good film, funny, good action scenes and a good cast. Martain Lawerance is always good in the films he's been involoved with, from House Party 1&2, Bad boys and Nothing to lose. This is not his best movie (as Bad boys would take some beating), but is one of his best and a lot better than Nothing to lose. Blue Streak is a solid film. Extra on the DVD lok well worth the purchase inluding an HBO First Look Featurette, music video's and the trailer."
"Blue Streak" is blazingly funny!
Dean Sullivan | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Take one great movie, and tack on some juicy extras, and what do you get? A DVD that's as dynamic as the "The Matrix" DVD in its simplicity! Get "Blue Streak" on DVD and you'll be glued to your DVD player for hours. And the movie didn't do too badly, either! The Pizza Man scene had me shaking with laughter, but you have to admit, the speeding car scene didn't do too badly, either. But what I liked most about this movie was the stuff that WASN'T funny. Take the final Deke and Miles confrontation at the end, I've never seen an ending like that since "The Sixth Sense"! In "Blue Streak", you never know what will happen, and that's a very remarkable quality for a movie. In short, Blue Streak is awesome!"
Its got comedy, its got action, it's perfect
bart | Framingham, MA | 08/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Streak is a great comedy/action movie. The movie stars Martin Lawrence (from Bad Boys) as Miles logan, a supergenious when it comes to crime. When his group decides a huge diamond from a bank that is worth $17 MILLION! One of the guys truns on them and makes the plan go wrong. Miles is the only one who gets arrested but before he did, he hid the diamond into a construction across the street. After two years of prison, Miles was finaly let out but things did not go so well. One, his girlfriend dumps him and the building that the diamond was hidden in became a police station. Now Miles has to break into a police station which happens to be the one place you would actually want to break in. Miles gets a fake ID and poses as a cop so he can retrieve the hidden diamond but it instantiousely partnered with a rookie cop, Carlson (Luke Wilson). Logan ends up having to do stuff with police department and seem to fit time to get back the diamond. One thing was for sure, Miles knows how the criminal mind works and manages to solve cases like a pro. Soon Miles has a biig case that involves finding missing drugs. Logan other problem is that he knows his old friend Deacon(Peter Green, the guy who turns on him in the beggining) is still after the diamond and knows Miles is too. Miles has to worry about things.Overall, I think Blue streak is a good comedy that you will love. Buy it cause I know youll love it."
Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 06/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In one of the few movies where Martin Lawrence's humor doesn't become seriously racist and xenophobic he plays Miles Logan, a jewel thief, after a $20 million diamond. But one of his team betrays him (Peter Greene, once again playing a bad guy) and they're plan is thrown all out of whack. After hastily stashing the diamond in a nearby construction site he is soon arrested sent away for 2 years. Upon release he heads back to the construction site only to find it's turned into a police station. No luck getting back in unless you're a cop then. A series of disguises fail and Logan ends up impersonating a cop in order to get to the diamond. But he's so good at the impersonation that police duty gets in the way and he's partnered with Carlson (Luke Wilson).Mild plot complications ensue and it becomes increasingly difficult for Logan to get to the diamond. Though the trouble really starts when Deacon (Peter Greene) comes back to get him. It's all brainless stuff but it makes for enjoyably silly viewing. Lawrence's improv isn't all that funny but the rest of his performance is strangely tolerable. Wilson isn't his usual self in the wimpy cop role but it's weird watching him pronounce 'real OLD SCHOOL' 4 years before said movie was released. And Dave Chappelle is hilarious Tulley, the amateur liquor store robber.There was supposed to be a sequel but plans for it fell through. It would have been a hundred times better than the awful Bad Boys sequel regardless of script quality.The DVD is in bright, clean 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with a lively Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. There are some extras but nothing groundbreaking."
James Berardinelli ...i loved it as you can see
Inspector Gadget | 12/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Streak appears to be Martin Lawrence's attempt at a Beverly Hills Cop - and it's not a particularly effective one. Even though I'm not a booster of the 1984 Eddie Murphy vehicle, it nevertheless possessed one critical asset that is entirely absent from Blue Streak: energy. This movie is stillborn. In general, action/comedies are dubious enterprises, and this one makes it apparent why. When the action isn't exciting and the comedy isn't funny, the result is almost painful. Lawrence has become involved in a film that makes us acutely embarrassed for him. Lawrence's past movies have been hit-or-miss affairs. With the exception of A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, the actor/comedian has not gone solo, and this has been to his advantage. He's at his best when he has someone of equal stature and screen presence to play off of. In Bad Boys, it was Will Smith. In Nothing to Lose, it was Tim Robbins. And in Life, it was Eddie Murphy. Now, in Blue Streak, it's... Luke Wilson? I suppose the idea is that Wilson is intended to be the straight man, but Lawrence's antics are rarely amusing enough to warrant someone in that role, and the script lacks the deftness to handle anything more sophisticated than Lawrence dressing up in a disguise and acting like an idiot. The story postulates the unlikely (but nevertheless potentially amusing) scenario that lifelong thief Miles Logan (Lawrence) is masquerading as a cop to retrieve a huge diamond he hid in one of the police station's air ducts two years ago. Of course, Miles only intends for the charade to last about an hour - just long enough for him to get into the secure part of the building, find an entrance to the ventilation system, retrieve his "property," and get out - but a series of coincidences conspire against him. Almost before he realizes what's going on, he has been saddled with a strait-laced partner named Carlson (Wilson), has made his first bust, and is being promoted to lead detective in the burglary division. What's more, Miles discovers that police work isn't all that bad. Unfortunately, two characters from his past surface to put his plans in danger, and one, the oily Deacon (Peter Greene), is out for blood. The film relies heavily on Martin Lawrence for its success, but the actor is unable to deliver convincingly. Given the right material, Lawrence can be very funny (even in Nothing to Lose, a mostly-forgettable film, he had some hilarious moments), but there's nothing in Blue Streak that unleashes his comic potential. He's left floundering in a story that wants to turn him into an action hero, which he isn't. Little help is provided by the supporting cast, either. Luke Wilson (Home Fries) is bland, Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction) plays his usual role as a psycho, and David Chappelle is consistently irritating. Director Les Mayfield (Flubber) mistakenly believes that if he throws enough pyrotechnics and gunfights onto the screen, the audience will forget about things like plot and character development. Since this is a comedy, we don't expect much of either here, but, for Blue Streak to work on any level, there has to be something more substantial than the pointless, paper-thin offerings of this screenplay. The film gets bogged down in the routine, tension-free chases and shoot-outs that typically sink these kinds of productions. Towards the beginning, it briefly seems as if Blue Streak intends to do something with the premise of the crook who unwittingly becomes revered as a top cop, but that aspect is quickly relegated to background noise. Unlike Bill Murray's The Man Who Knew Too Little, Blue Streak doesn't have the gumption to stretch things to ludicrous levels. With so little to hold an audience's attention, Blue Streak is a 95-minute waste of time that will have all but the most undiscriminating viewers seeing red."