Cop and a Half: New Recruit

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Kid helps cop in tame but awful family comedy.

PG 2017 97 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 6+

Great family movie! We loved it.

It’s hard to find kids movies that don’t have a bunch of sexy stuff, product placement, and generally bad lead characters to be role models. There’s no adult language or sexualization in this one. The storyline is cute with a little bit of cheesy action. There’s reference to the girl’s dad dying when she was young, and there’s a pretty tame bully who gets called out in the beginning. The girl’s phone looks like an iPhone, and she mentions FaceTime once, but that’s the closest thing to product placement, and most kids movies these days are riddled with advertising.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

The rookies are getting younger and younger all the time...

Good family drama shows a cop and a young girl, who catches a notorious culprit in a funny manner. Gives a good message that if you work together regardless of other differences, you could actually win...

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