Ride Along
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Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he's more than just a video-game junkie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"Nothing in the movie makes sense, but I prefer to think that "Ride Along" is just a badly told joke, rather than an insult to its audience."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"As a comedian [Hart] has been begging for Hollywood's attention for five years. He has it now, but you've got to believe he can do better than this."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"( ... ) even with four scriptwriters on the case it's still full of the usual stereotypes and lazy, bad-boy clichés - all glued together with a rather bombastic score."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"How much you enjoy it will depend heavily on how much you enjoy Hart's manic energy and self-deprecating jokes."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"It's a typically absurd, exaggerated spiel but with a grim undertone that resonates later on, so that Ben's desperate efforts to make something of himself seem not entirely a laughing matter."
‑ Jake Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald
"Ride Along is saddled with an uninvolving plot, and largely content to coast on cop-movie clichés."
‑ Ashley Clark, Time Out
"This routine buddy picture offers plenty of instant gratification (Cube and Hart are easygoing screen presences, and many of their one-liners are funny) but shows little concern for characterization, storytelling, or even comic pacing."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Just because I laughed doesn't mean Ride Along is a good movie."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"What's in the foreground is Kevin Hart's boyish desires and Ice Cube's gruff response. They're the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of bickering."
‑ Craig Mathieson, Sydney Morning Herald
"The paucity of buddy comedies within contemporary multiplexes makes Ride Along's massive failure especially disappointing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The most truthful answer is friendly but unexciting: They're OK. They're pretty good."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a live-action cartoon."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Director Tim Story puts a competent visual polish on Ride Along, but it's simply not funny or action-packed enough to warrant a recommendation."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"There are a few laughs, but not enough."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Hey, if you want to see Kevin Hart screeching like a mad-man and late-period Ice Cube gleefully giving shout-outs to his song titles through dialogue (as I often do), this is the place to get it."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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