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Ride Along 2

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Ride Along 2

Tim Story (2016)

97min
12 Certificate
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Review

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In this sequel to the surprise 2014 hit, Ice Cube's grizzled detective James takes his soon-to-be brother-in-law Ben (Kevin Hart) - now a rookie cop - to Miami on the hunt for a drugs kingpin. If it all sounds familiar, that's because it is. Aside from a couple of amusing action scenes and a limp romantic intrigue for James (in the shape of Olivia Munn), this follow-up stays astonishingly close to the first film's plot, with the talented leads - joined by The Hangover's Ken Jeong - left scrambling to put together something new. No-one tries harder than Hart, once again risking life and limb in pursuit of a punchline. With a stream of ridicule directed at his co-star, Ice Cube seems to be enjoying himself as the glaring straight man, although he may be the only one who is. All but the most devoted Kevin Hart fans will feel slightly cheated by a lazy film from returning director Tim Story who seems happy to deliver another in a lengthy list of disappointing buddy cop sequels.

Summary

Excitable beat cop Ben longs to work alongside his fiancee's brother, hard-boiled detective James, who does not think he has what it takes. James decides to show Ben that he is not cut out for the job by recruiting him to help bring a drug dealer to justice. Comedy sequel, starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Olivia Munn.

Cast & Crew

James Payton Ice Cube
Ben Barber Kevin Hart
Angela Payton Tika Sumpter
Antonio Pope Benjamin Bratt
Maya Cruz Olivia Munn
AJ Ken Jeong
Lt Brooks Bruce McGill
The Hitter / Gates Michael Rose
Cori Sherri Shepherd
Alonso Arturo del Puerto
Mayfield Tyrese Gibson
Director Tim Story
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 22 Jan 2016

Comedy Drama

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