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Cop Out

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crude Tracy Morgan comedy falls completely flat.

Movie R 2010 110 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Funny, violent buddy-cop comedy

This was a funny movie. It's nice to see Bruce Willis in a comedy because he's really funny. Tracy Morgan and Sean William Scott provide a nice supporting cast. Parents; There is a lot of harsh language, bloody violence, and some sexuality in the movie. Bottom Line: A fun movie for those looking to sit back, relax and enjoy something worth enjoying. Thanks for reading! - Movie Man

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+
What an awful movie. There were funny parts, but you can see all of them in the 3 or 4 different trailers out there... literally the best parts of the movie are shown in the trailers.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (18 ):

There are so many ways Kevin Smith's latest comedy disappoints, it's difficult to know where to begin. Clearly this is an homage (or "hoe-midge" as Paul would say) to classic cop buddy comedies like 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. But as with on-screen lovers, the odd-couple effect among the "buddies" has to crackle with comedic chemistry for these types of movies to work. In COP OUT, Willis and Morgan don't exude a believable buddy appeal. Sure, Willis seems modestly amused by Morgan's antics, which include quoting dozens of films (even Die Hard, in a moment of wink-wink self-indulgence) as he interrogates a suspect, but that's about it.

The audience never grows to care about Jimmy's desire to pay for his sweet daughter's wedding or Paul's misguided and incessant jealousy over his wife's (Rashida Jones) harmless relationship with their neighbor. Diaz (best known for his work as a drug dealer on Showtime's Weeds) hams it up as the sandwich-monikered druglord, and supporting actors Kevin Pollack and Adam Brody are entertaining as fellow NYPD detectives who are trying to solve the rash of gang-related murders that trace back to Po' Boy. Their brief banter and quirky idiosyncrasies (one is a luxury boot aficionado, and the other tries to impress him with his own pair of fancy boots) make them far more compelling partners than Jimmy and Paul. Clerks and Chasing Amy fans beware, this is one of Smith's worst offerings, and that includes Jersey Girl.

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