Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops

TV funnymen Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings) and Jake Johnson (New Girl) lead this throwback action comedy as a pair who pursue a “career” as law enforcers when their police costumes fool everyday citizens into believing they’re actual cops.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language105 minsUSA
ActionComedy
Director:
Luke Greenfield ('Something Borrowed', 'The Girl Next Door', 'The Animal')
Writer:
Luke GreenfieldNicholas Thomas
Cast:
Damon Wayans Jr.Jake JohnsonNina DobrevJames D'ArcyAndy Garcia

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayons Jr – a.k.a. two of the three guys who live with Zooey Deschanel in The New Girl – are two no-hopers in this giant credulity stretch of a film. Inexplicably (literally they make no effort to explain this) the duo obtain two real life police uniforms for what they believe is a costume party.

Better than I thought

funny, a bit nasty but it's a movie that raised a few laughs. I wanted the good guys to win. Easy watch.

3.0

Lets Laugh

It's great to see a good solid buddy comedy back on our screens with two relative unknowns (outside of TV's New Girl) bringing consistent laugh out loud moments with them. Highly recommended

3.0

stupid but not dull...

Not to the degree that could give you a heart stroke and swear a lot of F words

3.0

stupid but not dull...

Not to the degree that could give you a heart stroke and swear a lot of F words

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

The laugh-out-loud moments come with conspicuously less frequency during a third act that suggests a rough draft for “Bad Boys 3.”

Total Film

Total Film

press

Recalls the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon series.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

From "Police Academy" to "Hot Fuzz," there are satires to be made about undisciplined law enforcement; this will not join their ranks, try as it might.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Short prison sentences for all involved would seem fair.

1.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A wacky mismatched-buddy-cop movie pitched to the lowest common denominator.

1.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fails to mine the potentially humorous premise for the necessary laughs, with nearly all of the gags falling thuddingly flat.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Some nice comic beats and a sinister Andy Garcia turn make this far more watchable that the fratty conceit might suggest.

3.0
Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayons Jr – a.k.a. two of the three guys who live with Zooey Deschanel in The New Girl – are two no-hopers in this giant credulity stretch of a film. Inexplicably (literally they make no effort to explain this) the duo obtain two real life police uniforms for what they believe is a costume party.

Variety

Variety

press

The laugh-out-loud moments come with conspicuously less frequency during a third act that suggests a rough draft for “Bad Boys 3.”

Total Film

Total Film

press

Recalls the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon series.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

From "Police Academy" to "Hot Fuzz," there are satires to be made about undisciplined law enforcement; this will not join their ranks, try as it might.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Short prison sentences for all involved would seem fair.

1.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A wacky mismatched-buddy-cop movie pitched to the lowest common denominator.

1.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fails to mine the potentially humorous premise for the necessary laughs, with nearly all of the gags falling thuddingly flat.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Some nice comic beats and a sinister Andy Garcia turn make this far more watchable that the fratty conceit might suggest.

3.0

Better than I thought

funny, a bit nasty but it's a movie that raised a few laughs. I wanted the good guys to win. Easy watch.

3.0

Lets Laugh

It's great to see a good solid buddy comedy back on our screens with two relative unknowns (outside of TV's New Girl) bringing consistent laugh out loud moments with them. Highly recommended

3.0

stupid but not dull...

Not to the degree that could give you a heart stroke and swear a lot of F words

3.0

stupid but not dull...

Not to the degree that could give you a heart stroke and swear a lot of F words

3.0