Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops (2014)

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson have comedic chemistry; unfortunately, Let's Be Cops fails to do anything with it.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

The chillingly gung-ho darkness that Johnson lends his comic riffs would be the story, if only the director, Luke Greenfield, didn't play the movie solely for laughs, which are few and far between.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"You've been watching too many movies," says a detective (Andy Garcia) during an interrogation in "Let's Be Cops." The same could be said for the filmmakers, who hit predictable beats in this disposable comedy.

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J. Olson

It's hard not to appreciate the pic's devil-may-care attitude, Johnson's prickly-but-likable screen persona, and Wayans' effortless channeling of his famous father.

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Christy Lemire

This notion might have worked perfectly well in sketch form, but stretched out to feature length - in a film that's overlong at nearly two hours - it grows thin, repetitive and wearying.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

None of this is as riotously zany as it wants to be.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

Sloppy, silly and sporadically amusing, Let's Be Cops feels like one of those 90s comedies expanded from an SNL sketch.

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Wesley Morris

Let's be clear: No one should choose this movie. It's a title in search of a plot. It could also have been called Let's Be Funnier, Let's Be Directed, Let's Be 15 to 30 Minutes Shorter, Let's Be 22 Jump Street.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Let's earnestly hope there is no sequel.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

It's surprising how emotionally invested you become in these numbnuts, especially when the proceedings unfold in an all too predictable fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An amusing tripe of a movie.
Matt Goodman
The chemistry between these two leads is uncanny
Phil Hubbs
I think the start of this movie really sums up the present day extremely well. Wayans is pitching his new videogame idea to the company he works for in a board… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ryan: Even the cops think we're cops! I see a lot of movies and I enjoy rewatching a lot of movies. One would think that I would rewatch movies that I… More
Nikhil Nandu
I think you need to be in the right mood for this movie in general, but it is funny enough and the stupid humor balances out with surprisingly intelligent… More
KJ Proulx
Now here is a film that could have been so much worse, considering the director's earlier work, such as "The Animal" or "Something… More