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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Some laughs, but more iffy stuff in TV-based action comedy.

Movie R 2017 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 16+

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

It’s ok for 12+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (10):

There isn't much about this action comedy that's inventive or original; the plot is so thin that it's barely visible. But, on a certain level, it works -- largely thanks to the great chemistry between Shepard and Pena, who manage to make even the cheesiest, silliest of their dialog sound somewhat funny. They're just fun to watch on the screen. Plus, the stunts do a lot to amp up the storytelling, and the jokes, while sometimes so tired they're fatigued, coax laughs out of the audience. You could say that CHIPS has charm, though how in the heck that happened is hard to tell.

One way the film could have easily been better? Doing away with the female objectification and the jokes based on stereotypes. Though this version of CHIPS is supposed to be modern in matters of how women are portrayed or seen, it's ultimately annoyingly retro. And then there's the script, which starts off with characters who have surprisingly rich back stories and ends up barely existing as a structural foundation. Maybe binge the original instead.

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