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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Movie Review - Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops (2014)
Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, and Andy Garcia
Directed by Luke Greenfield

I think I laughed a sum total of three times in the nearly two hour-long Let's Be Cops -- a flick in which two thirty year-old nobodies (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr) attend a costume party as cops and find that everything becomes infinitely better for them when they wear an officer's uniform.  Little do they expect that their masquerade will soon take a scary turn when they inadvertently mess with a criminal kingpin (James D'Arcy).

Johnson and Wayans Jr. certainly have a chemistry with one another and admittedly they make the flick at least remotely watchable, but the humor here is virtually nonexistent.  When the flick was theatrically released, there was some disgust over the entire concept of the film -- guys pretending to be cops for shits and giggles -- but the only thing offensive here is that they couldn't mine more humor out of this whole ordeal.  If the Jump Street series has taught us anything, idiot cops should be a hoot.  Here, that's unfortunately not the case.

The RyMickey Rating:  D

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