CHiPs

CHiPs

CHiPs

Dax Shepard (Idiocracy) writes, directs and stars as Jon Baker in this buddy cop action comedy based on the '70s T.V. show, co-starring Michael Peña as Ponch.

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together, while Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job - inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker's unique bike skills and Ponch's street savvy it might just work... if they don't drive each other crazy first.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language100 minsUSA
ActionComedyDrama

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Those who remember the original 1970s TV show know CHiPs stands for California Highway Patrol, or cops on big bikes. Jon Baker (Dax Shepard), a painkiller-addicted, former BMX star turned rookie cop, is teamed with Frank "Ponch" Poncherello (Michael Pena), a seasoned pro, and homophobic sex-addict, with a habit of shooting his own partners to save them.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

I'm actually kind of shocked there aren't more homophobic gags here.

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Variety

Variety

The movie is what it looks like when mindless slumming convinces itself that it's hip.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A fascination with posteriors - both human and feline - isn't the worst thing about "CHIPS," but it's up there.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Shepard and Pena do at least throw themselves into proceedings with elan, but they can't prevent CHiPs from seeming a distinctly second-gear affair.

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Stuff

Stuff

The film hasn't just wasted 100 minutes of your life. It has also destroyed whatever affection you might once have had for the TV show that spawned it.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Can a movie be cheekily self-aware and still thoroughly terrible? Without a doubt. And yet damned if "CHIPS" doesn't somehow make the most of its own wink-wink awfulness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Will likely manage the difficult feat of simultaneously alienating fans of the original series and newcomers who will wonder why a buddy cop comedy displays so much homosexual panic.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Brainless action comedies are one of the great pleasures in cinema, but only when they're crafted with more care and intelligence than this.

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