Cop Out

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Cop Out
Despite vetoing its original title, ‘A Couple of Dicks’, the studio gave ‘Clerks’ director Kevin Smith a free rein on this pitifully unfunny ‘hommage’ to ’80s action comedies. Sadly, his Brooklyn buddy cops are not so much mis matched as miscast: comedian Tracy Morgan’s (right) tiresome shtick as Bruce Willis’s long-time, loose-cannon partner is more suited to the cheeky sidekick character he should be playing, while Willis’s role as the grumpy stooge wastes his talent for snappy dialogue delivery. Not that there’s any quick-fire humour to be  had from Robb and Mark Cullen’s lacklustre script; or much in the way of gunfire either. The tedious plot concerns the theft by a memorabilia-obsessed Mexican drug dealer Poh Boy (Guillermo Diaz) of Willis’s rare, valuable baseball card, which the cop needs to sell to pay for his daughter’s wedding. To add insult to injury, Smith lured the composer of the  ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ soundtrack, Harold Faltermeyer, out of retirement to write the electronic score for this puerile slapstick crap.

By: Nigel Floyd


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday May 21 2010
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Bruce Willis
Tracy Morgan

Average User Rating

1.3 / 5

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There are some outstanding sequences where all of the elements come together that tempt me to go up to three stars. But I have to admit as much as I like all the stars involved they come out of alignment all too often Let's remember this is Kevin Smith's first crack at a movie he doesn't entirely own and having proved he can bottle lightning for a moment let's hope he keeps on trying.

long cat

It could have been a decent movie with Bruce Willis but Tracy Morgan spoilt that with infantile acting and forced comedy. Even the comedy just ddn't come off at all and Bruce Willis was wasted in it. Instantly forgettable