Blue Streak
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Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he sneaks in, posing as a police detective. Trouble is, he's so convincing that the cops assign him a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You watch this movie for Lawrence's antics but soon realize he doesn't really involve the audience in his comedy, the way Murphy did in 48Hrs."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"Assembled with style."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"Pleasant diversion with lots of silly fun for teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The blatant disregard for reality might have been excusable if any of the execution was actually funny."
‑ Bill Pearis, Citysearch
"Unless you're a diehard Lawrence, you'll probably tire of the film's loose and unbelievable approaching at telling its story."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"Provides a nifty 90-minute escape and more than a few yuks."
‑ Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe
"...Blue Streak is simply unable to overcome the scenery-chewing excess of Lawrence's hopelessly incompetent turn."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Character is precisely what's missing in Blue Streak, with Lawrence coming off as little more than thinly defined cliches of his manic and occasionally hilarious self, and his co-stars nothing more than bland dupes and paper-thin stereotypes."
‑ Nick Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"In the end the spectator is left on the verge of a hilarity breakdown."
‑ Enrique Fernandez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Lawrence seems trapped in his jug-eared, slightly clownish nervousness, like a sidekick suddenly shoved into the spotlight."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Still, the movie is pretty bad. It's Rush Hour meets 48 Hours meets Bad Boys except this time around there's only one bad boy and the script and direction are subpar."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Fun and entertaining -- a good time."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"No one here is competent enough to reach even stupid buddy-comedy heights."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"The already thin plot stops dead at regular intervals so Lawrence can make faces, contort himself and cuss colorfully."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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