Monday, February 14, 2011

"Cop Out" [C]

Almost every moment of this film, I kept thinking how much it reminded me of "Beverly Hills Cop" and how much better that film was. It tries for the same silly buddy-cop movie feel, it has almost the same over-synthed pop music score, and it racks up a similar bad-guy body count.

What it hasn't got is a plot that makes any sense, writing that rises above junior high locker room humor, or a comic lead (Tracy Morgan) that does anything except shout his lines in a trademarked annoying monotone.

I wonder if Bruce Willis got roped into this with promises that weren't kept. He doesn't always look like he's having a good time. Perhaps he thought his co-star would be the new Eddie Murphy.

Cop Out (IMDb)

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