Coffee & Kareem

Coffee & Kareem

Coffee & Kareem

When a 12-year-old boy hires a criminal to scare off his mum's new police officer boyfriend, the scheme backfires horrendously in this buddy comedy. With the situation out of control, the kid and the cop must work together to take down Detroit's most ruthless kingpin. Stars Ed Helms (The Hangover), Taraji P Henson (Hidden Figures) and Betty Gilpin (The Hunt).

202088 minsUSA
ComedyCrime

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Coffee & Kareem / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

The storyline is a more than adequate canvas on which great comedy could’ve been painted with action elements that are definitely fun enough. Making the two mismatched crime fighting buddies a teen son and step-dad to be who hate each other was a great move, too. But a comedy lives or dies on the strength of its jokes and unfortunately, Coffee & Kareem just isn’t funny enough.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So padded with bad jokes (many of which are homophobic), aimlessly vulgar language and hackneyed plot points that it makes its 88 minutes congeal beyond a recognizable measure of time.

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Variety

Variety

There's politically incorrect, and then there's just plain wrong.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Although its lame-pun title is a tip-off, it still won't prepare you for the 88 irretrievable minutes of your life that is the barrel-bottom action-comedy "Coffee & Kareem."

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IGN

IGN

Coffee & Kareem keeps it simple, short, and to the (ultra) violent point as a raunchy cop comedy with clever jokes, zany action, and fun chemistry between leads Ed Helms and young Terrence Little Gardenhigh.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Do the people who made Coffee & Kareem think that it's a refreshing throwback? How can they not know that these kinds of movies happen all the time, and sometimes even make sense?

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Everything goes stupefyingly wrong in this crime against comedy that features Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson straining so hard for laughs that never come that you think director Michael Dowse was holding a gun to their heads.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's a better movie buried underneath the many corpses in the crude and confused Netflix comedy Coffee & Kareem, one of their algorithmically assembled weekend options patchworked together from a stack of search terms.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

There just isn't much of a movie here, or even much of an homage movie when you compare it to its clear influences like 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

One's a cop who can't shoot straight! One's a kid with a nose for trouble! Together... they lack the wit, thrills and rapport to deliver fun genre times.

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