Cube Vision, LBI Entertainment, Rainforest Films,

Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter, Lucius Baston, Gary Owen, Julisita Salcedo, Jay Pharoah

Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) is a mall guard who is entering the police academy who really wants to be a real cop. He’s engaged to Angela (Tike Sumpter) who has an over protective big brother, veteran cop James Payton (Ice Cube). James doesn’t like or respect Ben very much, so he puts together a plan to invite Ben on a “Ride Along” and set him up with the most horrifying and disgusting cases possible to scare him into quitting. But Ben is insistent, and when they accidentally walk into a very dangerous situation, Ben has to use all his video game skills to try to keep them alive.

This is a buddy copy comedy, and it’s actually pretty funny. Kevin Hart is one of the funniest guys on the planet these days, and Ice Cube’s acting experience is extensive, so they actually make a really good pair. It’s a lot similar to the other films in the genre, like 48 hours, and some others, but it has an interesting twist in it. They include the rabid gamer deal with Hart, and the fact that he’s a wanna be cop, and isn’t in on the joke, is rather unique. It’s a well done buddy comedy and one I recommend very highly. It’s clever, fresh, and really funny. I enjoyed watching it a lot, and it was one of the better new DVD’s I’ve watched in a while. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a better comedy, and it’s even par with some of the Owen Wilson, Jackie Chan stuff. Lots of excitement and adventure, and plenty of chuckles all the way through. A very well done comedy and one you ought to catch on TV or DVD when you can.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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