New In Theaters Review: Cop Out

In Cop Out, two longtime NYPD partners, Jimmy (Bruce Willis) and Paul (Tracy Morgan) get caught up with a gang, when Jimmy’s rare baseball card is stolen and ends up in the hands of the gang’s leader, Poh Boy (Guillermo Diaz). Jimmy needs this card so he can sell it to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. His partner, Paul is not much help because he is too pre-occupied with thinking that his wife is cheating on him. The two of them make a deal with Poh Boy. He has had a car stolen from him and he wants it back and he’ll give them the baseball card in exchange for its safe return. Once they locate Poh Boy’s car, they discover that there’s a bigger motive as to why he wanted this car returned to him.

I thought this movie was very bad. Although it had a couple of occasional funny parts, all in all I was not happy with the pairing of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The chemistry seemed phony, and they really didn’t complement each other acting style. The scenes with Seanne William Scott, added a little bit more comedy to the movie, but even then it was not all that funny. This movie was just kind of stupid and immature and it did nothing for Bruce Willis’s career. I’ve seen Bruce do comedy movies before, and he was convincing, but this movie he seemed like a fish out of water. If anything they should had paired Seanne William Scott and Tracy Morgan together as the cops, and had Bruce cameo with the one liners. Like I said I did laugh occasionally, but in between those laughs, I felt like I was being tortured. The movie was just boring and not funny. I actually thought of leaving at one point, but I stuck in there for the sake of writing this review. They have said that this movie was in homage to the classic buddy cop movies of its time. Sure it was about two cops who were close, but that’s it. It had nothing else to bring to the table. The action was unbelievable. The story plot was lame. The lack of funny in a comedy was just sad. Hopefully they won’t think that this was a success and try to make another one. I gave this movie 1 star out of 4. It just wasn’t worth the admission price. The movie runs 1 hour and 50mins. It’s rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality. It was directed by Kevin Smith. Apparently no one is taking credit for writing this script. It was produced by Marc Platt Productions. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution.

“Apparently it’s ok to talk about a NYC cop’s wife when you’re in the back seat of the squad car, but I wouldn’t suggest it.”- Ezo
Next Week’s review: TBD

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