National Security
National Security (2003)

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out of the force--the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law, during a traffic stop that… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The action in National Security is mindless, while the humor says nothing insightful about racial issues.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's too bad Martin already made What's the Worst That Could Happen? The title really fits this one.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Someone has to save us from Lawrence's onslaught of cinematic dross.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Indistinguishable dumb action comedy.

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Michael Miller
Village Voice

As the two cop manqués overcome their dearth of common sense to save the day, the film achieves a comic playfulness.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A lame blend of comedy and action in which both credibility and laughs are blown to smithereens.

Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

If... Martin Lawrence and Adam Sandler [were] in the same movie, it might... create an anti-comedy field so strong that both their careers would be sucked into the vortex...

Joe Leydon

Despite some tasty contributions from Lawrence and Zahn, too much of National Security has the bland flavor of microwaved leftovers.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A retread of all those buddies-in- the-cop-car pictures of the 1980s; not even slightly dusted off.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A patently offensive, racist and repulsive waste of celluloid, an affront to blacks, whites and human beings in general.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Richard C
Rachel F
Very funny.
KJ Proulx
Complete crap, this movie wasn't even funny one bit!
Drew Smith
I'm still in complete awe that I actually saw this movie, especially considering I can't remember a single thing about it and it took me at least… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
a hot black chick would never date Steve Zahn
Jason Spencer
Not all that good.

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