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Coffee & Kareem

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Over-the-top violence, language in moronic buddy comedy.

Movie NR 2020 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 15+

A no-no for kids

While the movie's storyline is quite hilarious, the fact that they got a supposed to be 12 year old kid to say all that crude profanity is overbearing, like, seriously, even adults shouldn't be handed a script to say all that much curse words, literally almost every sentence the kid says contains the crudest of profanity, and I really don't see the point to it, could've been a perfect funny movie if not for the excessive use of profane words and sexual visualization present in the movie

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 17+

Didn't like it

The kid in the movie irritates the hell out of me. He a narcissistic punk. It hits a little to close to home because there where kids like that in my school. Not exactly like him of course but similar. Obsessed with his phone. A corrupted kid. Evil. He wanted to kill his step-dad. His behavior is absolutely shameful. Completely disgraceful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Working with a worn-out premise, repellent characters, brutal violence, and continuous profanity, this movie is a prime example of farce, in this case, "low" comedy that hits rock bottom early on. Ed Helms, who is also credited as a producer, relishes his role as an incompetent bonehead, but it's a real contest between him and an obnoxious 12-year-old for both screen time and laughs that don't land. Everything and everybody is exaggerated: Victims are riddled with bullets, the savage fight scenes go on longer after the conquered would be pulp. And it's all meant to be funny.

On a positive note, at least a few of the action sequences in Coffee & Kareem are well shot. Other than that, there are a few funny moments, and Betty Gilpin's performance as a depraved police officer is so unhinged that it works.

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