Reno 911!: Miami

  • Review Date: June 18, 2007
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 99 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Lowbrow hilarity for adult fans of the TV comedy.
  • Review Date: June 18, 2007
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 99 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The Reno cops' tale suggests that even if you're completely incompetent, eventually you'll get lucky and save the day.

Violence

Lots of goofy gunplay and cartoonish violence (like a man getting eaten by an alligator and a SWAT officer accidentally blowing himself up during a motivational speech). A drug kingpin fires his machine gun in the air and threatens to torture characters with a weed whacker. In a few cases, blood is shown, but there are no graphic scenes of violence.

Sex

Many sexually crude episodes. In an early scene, almost all of the Reno deputies can be seen masturbating in their motel rooms. When he's not sporting his "short shorts" uniforms, Lt. Dangle wears hammock thongs that reveal his bare butt. A sequence takes place on a topless beach (viewers see various women's breasts). Desperate Trudy asks a wasted Dangle, who's gay, for a "pity f--k" when he obliges, the camera cuts to a couple having sex (nude breasts once again) in the motel room next door. One character, who always looks high and is known for being a gay prostitute on the show, makes lewd references about homosexual sex.

Language

Not a minute goes by without an expletive ("s--t," "dick," "f--k," "f--khead," "N" word, etc.) -- but that's no surprise, considering the number of bleeped words used on the Comedy Central show.

Consumerism

The officers drive Mustang police cars, and there are close-ups of various tourist spots around Miami Beach.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of excessive partying: All of the Reno cops get drunk, and Clem is so hungover she can't remember whose face she had tattooed on her cleavage. There are scenes of the cops doing shots and of partygoers drinking. A drug lord's girlfriend casually snorts cocaine. One officer steals a joint from a perp she's arresting. An underage girl gets so drunk she vomits on one of the cops. (And the list goes on...)

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that these cops definitely aren't your typical brave men and women in blue. Like the TV show it's based on, this movie is a raunchy, heavily improvised comedy. The characters may be diverse, but they're equal-opportunity idiots who know very little about enforcing (or upholding, for that matter) the law. The Reno officers love to wield their guns, drink, swear, and talk about sex. Those unfamiliar with the series should keep in mind that the characters are meant to be fumbling, bottom-of-the-barrel iterations of reality-TV cops.

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What's the story?

In Reno 911!'s big-screen extravaganza, the improv crew responsible for the anything-goes comedy series heads from Nevada to Miami Beach, where the bumbling officers of the Reno Sheriff's Department -- led by Daisy Duke-shorts-loving Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) -- are barred from a national police convention, so they indulge in a little Miami-flavored debauchery. The next day, the seriously hung-over team learns that the conventioneers have been hit by a bioterrorism attack, and that Dangle and Co. are now literally the only available "trained" law enforcers in all of Miami. That's when the fun of witnessing the inept Reno gang roam Miami's streets begins. Sassy Deputy Raineesha Williams (Niecy Nash) patrolsSouth Beach in a thong, deputies James Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) and S. Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) have an alligator encounter, and Dangle blows up a beached whale.

Is it any good?

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RENO 911!: MIAMI isn't much more than a super-sized episode of the late-night show. The main difference is that instead of blurred images of topless (and bottomless) suspects and bleeped expletives and sexual banter, viewers get the full R-rated experience. The uninitiated may wonder what the fuss is all about, but hardcore Reno! fans will be left hoping for a sequel.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the predominance of reality TV in primetime. Are there programs on the air that that resemble the Reno 911! show-within-a-show? What movies or TV shows provide better, more realistic examples of law-enforcement officials? Older teens should also be able to discuss the many stereotypes depicted in the film. Is it funny to play up stereotypes for laughs? When do you cross the line? What's the appeal of deliberately offensive humor?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:February 23, 2007
DVD release date:June 19, 2007
Cast:Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
Director:Robert Ben Garant
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Comedy
Run time:99 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language and drug use.

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Adult Written bybdgoodies April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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funny but only for teens and up

if your teen is fairly mature and likes the show than you should take them to see it...i assure you all the language in this movie, they have heard just as much in one day at their school. the sex is pretty heavy...a shot of brief boobs...constant PG-13 level sexual jokes and one awkward scene. one girl does drugs(you find out it is fake, and she is with the FBI). so overall, 13+.
Adult Written byelizabeth76 April 9, 2008
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DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE

This movie was not very funny at all. Obviously they are running out of ideas that they had to add more nude women. It was also gross that a wale blew up. There is lots of masterbation in a joking way through windows in motel. There are bare breasted women with the camera on them for several minutes, also another bare breasted woman runs and her breast bounce up and down. (nipples visible) Then there is a sex seen and a womans breasts are pushed against the window and her boobs make a squeaking noise against the window and here nipples are rubbed against it. It was so unnecessary for all the explicit content in this movie. Definitely rediculous!
Parent Written byJeddaShell June 2, 2011
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Reno No-Go

THIS MOVIE IS NOT FOR CHILDREN! This movie I would recommend to my adult friends, on the other hand. It is a VERY funny movie, but also very inappropriate.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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