Miles is double-crossed by Deacon during a jewelry heist and ends up hiding a diamond in a building under construction before being arrested. After doing a stretch he gets out and goes looking for the jewel only to find the building is now LAPD headquarters requiring him to pose as a cop to get inside. Once inside, he is quickly assumed to be a cop, assigned a partner and soon becomes the department hero.
Martin Lawrence (Miles), Luke Wilson (Carlson), Peter Greene (Deacon), Dave Chappelle (Tulley), William Forsythe (Hardcastle).
This is another silly, goofy, childish comedy showcasing Lawrence and his repetitive acting as a egotistical, better-than-you loud-mouth. It was also a decent film. The plot is about as original as water but if you can overlook that, this one kicks off pretty well with some drama and laughs. The funny continues as the plot develops and more action is added. With some detours into drama and action toward the end, the film completes on a high note putting a smile on your face while you shake your head at the ridiculousness of it all.
Acting by Lawrence was the same as always, every time, in every film. Wilson was a good supporting choice playing straight-man to Lawrence. Deacon played a good thug as usual. Chappelle was impressive and could have done a lot more in the movie given the chance.
Camera work, sound, dialogue, sets, and effects were all well done and of good quality. Obviously there was a bit of a budget behind this one.
Overall a decent if unexciting flick so toss it in the bottom half of your Must See list.
Some action violence, language, and crude references but nothing serious. This one should be okay for teens or above and even some preens.
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