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Ride Along

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Tim Story
  • 95 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Wimpy security guard Ben Barber needs the blessing of his girlfriend's cop brother James before they can marry. In an effort to prove his worth, Ben agrees to ride along on a patrol of Atlanta's mean streets to hunt down a vicious criminal.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

If you're in the mood for some undemanding action entertainment, this routine buddy cop caper offers some cheap laughs. Stand-up comic Kevin Hart plays a wimpish high-school security guard and wannabe police detective. His other big ambition is to marry Tika Sumpter, but first he has to get the blessing of her brother (Ice Cube), a hardcase Atlanta cop. Ice insists that Hart ride along with him on a nightmare 24-hour patrol where their main focus is hunting down vicious criminal Laurence Fishburne, but Ice also contrives to throw Hart into other hairy situations to break his spirit. Much fairly obvious slapstick action ensues, often with violence as a substitute for a decent punch-line. Efficient rather than inspired, Ride Along is watchable enough.

Credits

Cast

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James PaytonIce Cube
Ben BarberKevin Hart
SantiagoJohn Leguizamo
Lt BrooksBruce McGill
Angela PaytonTika Sumpter
MiggsBryan Callen
OmarLaurence Fishburne
MarkoDragos Bucur
Crazy CodyGary Owen
RamonJacob Latimore

Crew

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DirectorTim Story

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2014-02-28
Languages
English | Ukrainian
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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