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Cop Out

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Kevin Smith (2)
  • 103 mins
  • 15

Summary

Despite working together for nine years, police partners Jimmy and Paul frequently struggle to get along. When Paul's erratic behaviour leads to the pair being suspended without pay, Jimmy is forced to sell a rare baseball card to raise funds for his daughter's wedding. However, when the collector selling the item is robbed, the duo team up to recover the memorabilia. Action comedy, starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Cory Fernandez and Ana de la Reguera

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Bruce Willis and stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan buddy up as New York police detectives for this 1980s-inspired cop movie. The sketchy plot sees Willis's veteran Jimmy Monroe caught up in the pursuit of a valuable baseball card that could pay for his daughter's wedding. This is supposed to make us care, but only emphasises the silly macho mindset that has Monroe pitted against his ex-wife's new husband (My Name Is Earl's Jason Lee). It's a surprising change of pace for director Kevin Smith; more frantic than the bawdy, dialogue-led comedies he's known for and lacking in the trademark irony. Without that, there's little point to the car chases and gunfights because Willis isn't as spry as he was in his action-movie prime. Mostly, he just looks weary as Morgan's constant yelling (to distract from the unfunny dialogue) and cack-handed policing (that is, conspicuously waddling about in fancy dress) obstructs his investigation into the activities of the bad guys. Like Willis, the formula just comes across as old and tired.

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Credits

Cast

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Jimmy MonroeBruce Willis
Paul HodgesTracy Morgan
MangoldAdam Brody
HunsakerKevin Pollak
GabrielaAna de la Reguera
Poh BoyGuillermo Diaz
AvaMichelle Trachtenberg
DaveSeann William Scott
RoyJason Lee
Capt RomansSean Cullen

Crew

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DirectorKevin Smith (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2010-05-21
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sexual references.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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