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Let's Be Cops

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Luke Greenfield
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action comedy starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. Two loser friends who dress up as cops for a costume party enjoy the attention when they are mistaken for the real deal. But then some very real villains arrive.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

New Girl co-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr play underachievers who go to a party as fancy-dress cops. When they are mistaken for real officers, they enjoy the attention and decide to keep the charade going - which throws them in the path of the Russian mob. Predictable from the start, this fake-cop comedy begins to grate once the novelty of the set-up fades and a standard "falling foul of the mob" plot takes over (see The Heat, Ride Along and a dozen others like it). As likeable as the two on-screen losers are, the inevitability of their journey means both they and the impressive supporting cast (particularly Rob Riggle as a real-life cop duped by their antics) career towards an eye-rolling finish. With a funny premise that is never really developed, Let's Be Cops raises the occasional smile but is so generic it feels like a thousand other comedies that came before it.

Credits

Cast

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Justin MillerDamon Wayans Jr
Ryan O'MalleyJake Johnson
SegarsRob Riggle
JosieNina Dobrev
Mossi KasicJames D'Arcy
BrolinAndy Garcia
PupaKeegan-Michael Key
Todd CutterJon Lajoie
GeorgieTom Mardirosian
AnnieNatasha Leggero

Crew

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DirectorLuke Greenfield

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2014-08-22
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sexual references, drug abuse, brief nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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