16 January 2014 12:35 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

First things first, let’s tackle the obvious. Yes, you know exactly what this movie is. You know the dynamic. You likely know what kinds of twists it will take. You can also probably accurately predict the way it all turns out. The question, when it comes to a movie that wears its Hollywood formula so blatantly on its sleeve, is whether or not it brings anything new to the table, or if it at least is able to teach some new tricks to an old dog. The answer to that question, when it comes to Ride Along, is a resounding “No.” However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some fun to be had here.

Ride Along is a buddy-cop action comedy, in the tradition 48 Hours, Rush Hour, and Lethal Weapon. You know the routine: Two unlikely characters have to join forces, one is a gruff no-nonsense type, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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