Ride Along
Ride Along (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 15, 2014
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17%
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60%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kevin Hart's livewire presence gives Ride Along a shot of necessary energy, but it isn't enough to rescue this would-be comedy from the buddy-cop doldrums.

David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

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.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

( ... ) 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.

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Ashley Clark
Time Out

Ride Along is saddled with an uninvolving plot, and largely content to coast on cop-movie clichés.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Scott Mendelson
Forbes

Just because I laughed doesn't mean Ride Along is a good movie.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The most truthful answer is friendly but unexciting: They're OK. They're pretty good.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

This is a live-action cartoon.

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Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
2014 may be Kevin Hart's year when it comes to comedy. He has been fantastic. Between "Grudge Match"(which was technically a Dec '13),… More
Manu Gino
Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake. Good comedy! As expected, the film plays out like a typical buddy-cop comedy: a cop teams up with someone… More
Al S
I swear all the funny scenes were in the trailer, it was funny in some scenes but Ice Cube is hit or miss in his methods to be funny or play straight. Kevin… More
KJ Proulx
Predictable in all the worst ways, "Ride Along" stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube and their chemistry is all that really holds this film together. Kevin… More
Film Crazy
An average cop comedy, your taken on an amusing ride along nothing more nothing less.
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