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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Let's Be Cops / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Short prison sentences for all involved would seem fair.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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