Action star Bruce Willis and ace comic Tracy Morgan play bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) directs the gritty, goofball goings-on as the guys hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-con... more »dition baseball card, a hunt plunging them into a gunslinging war with a deadly drug ring. Batter up, fans. The boys are ready to take you out to the ol? brawl game!« less
Mark T. (THEBLUEMAX) from ATOKA, TN Reviewed on 8/26/2010...
A terrible job by the director on this supposed to be funny movie. Almost every scene has pauses of which should've been cut out. The movie has NO flow whatsoever. I was wondering when it would end instead of what would happen next. Bruce Willis could save hostages but he couldn't save this movie from being a stinker. Don't waste your time on this one!
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A comedy full of laughs and action
C. Sawin | TX | 02/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To tell the truth, I wasn't looking forward to this film at all. I'm a pretty big fan of most of Kevin Smith's work, but he didn't write the film. It could be argued that he did write Jersey Girl and that could be considered a bomb, but his films usually average about $25-$30 million anyway. A Kevin Smith film isn't really about bringing in a large amount of money at the box office. His charm is in his writing, especially the dialogue and interaction between characters. There's a very specific audience his films will appeal to and none of them have really branched away from that. But him not writing this one made me think, "Eh. Not sure what that'll be like since he didn't write it." When it comes to Bruce Willis, I've never talked to anyone who dislikes him entirely. There always seems to be at least one of his films everybody enjoys. Die Hard, The Fifth Element, and Sin City are just a few off the top of my head. The real buzzkiller for me though was Tracy Morgan. He's just never been funny to me. He was beyond lame on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock has never been able to hold my attention for very long. Not to mention all the trailers for Cop Out didn't make me laugh. Thankfully though, first impressions can be so very wrong.
One of Cop Out's biggest charms is that it feels like a buddy cop comedy you've seen before, but have forgotten how much you enjoy it. The film feels similar to a 48 Hrs or Beverly Hills Cop film. Bulletproof is also a good example. Cop Out is pretty much what you expect when it comes to roles Bruce Willis chooses as it's pretty much no different than his role as John McClane on the surface, but he's a lot funnier this time around. As far as Tracy Morgan goes, the funniest thing I could remember him saying was his one line in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ("Man... I don't know what the f--- you just said, Little Kid, but you're special man, you reached out, and you touched a brother's heart.") until this film. He was downright hilarious at times. The only person who was funnier than Morgan was Seann William Scott who stole every scene he was in. Even though Kevin Smith didn't pen the script this time around, it still feels like a Kevin Smith film. It could be due to the fact that Jason Lee has a small role in the film, but I like to think it's because Cop Out offers the same kind of comedy you'd find in a Kevin Smith film with a bit more action. It also took me forever to place Scarface from Half Baked as Poh Boy.
Cop Out is surprisingly funny and incredibly entertaining. Give this film a chance even if the trailers may not be doing anything for you. I felt the same way and wound up thoroughly enjoying the film. After a long, stressful day at work, an R-rated comedy with a lot of laughs is one of the best ways to relax and this film offers just that. It's a great film to go into with no expectations other than to just have a good time. As long as you don't run out of the theater, you should catch the part in the credits. This might just be the funniest film released in 2010 thus far. Be sure to check it out. Highly recommended."
Tracy Morgan Overdose!!
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 07/30/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Good Lord! A little Tracy Morgan goes a long way. This is just what the world needs: another "Buddy Cop" retread, including the mandatory car chase scenes. Is it funny? Rarely. Bruce Willis' mumblings paired with Tracy Morgan's insane behavior make watching Cop Out a chore.
By the numbers all the way - nothing new here folks, keep walking...."
Wow this movie is horrible
Jason L. Cole | 07/30/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I had a free movie rental from Amazon on Demand and thought I would check out this movie. What a waste of a free rental. That's right, I watched this movie for free, and feel like I got ripped off."
Not very good,
Rextrent | Wichita, Kansas USA | 07/31/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was disappointing because: 1) I bought it instead of renting(BIG MISTAKE!) 2) Story is nothing special 3) Actors are not in a good vehicle(bad script,etc!) for their capabilities. 4) Was there a lot of improv because if so, it sucked! Find a good script next time and stick to it unless the actors are up to the challenge of improvising. It's not that easy to get good results that way! It's JUST LAZY! That's why it's so popular these days, because the actors,etc. are egomaniacs who don't want to work too hard and they "think they're funny". They're generally not witty and their politics are stupid so how about old-fashioned acting instead! 5) If you want something to watch then go ahead and rent this but DON'T BUY IT! It's a throw-away sort of movie with nothing valuable about it except mild entertainment. --I love "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" and can watch it(esp. the beginning) repeatedly, laughing like an imbecile. Clerks is a good movie as well, and Clerks II acceptable even though some of the actors become a little obnoxious. So I guess that K Smith will learn something from Cop Out's errors and do better next time(?)."