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Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by
Martin Lawrence, when walking after the uncomfortable, frozen stance he took on the stairs as to not set off the laser, says: "I can't feel my ass!" In Nothing to Lose (1997), he limped out of Tim Robbins' car, whining: "My ass fell asleep! My ass fell asleep!" See more »
In the courtroom, Max is wearing two rings; his wedding band which the robbers supposedly just stole, and the ring the robbers wanted to steal. See more »
I am full of de facto, habeas corpus, and Emancipation Proclamation. Most important, I have a very big pro bono.
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Well, what can I say? It's not the best Martin Lawrence film and its not even one of the top 20 best Danny De Vito films (isn't this little guy one of the biggest comic actors of our time!) but it's a nice comedy, good to rent on video or watch on TV.
Basically the plot is not very imaginative and the movie relies mostly on the actors performances. So I'll concentrate on them in this review. Here it goes:
De Vito is perfect as always. Noone could play the part of the complacent billionaire better than him! He does the best he can do with the material he's given, but his talent could have been used more appropriately if the writers had done a better job...
Martin Lawrence also playes one of his usual parts, quite similar to the part he played in Blue Streak. He does everything expected from him, including getting in disguise more than once and producing some Eddie Murphy-style jokes. But seeing Black Knight and now this, one may ask: isn't he repeating himself too much now? Sure he's funny, but he's also getting annoying to more and more people...
We also have some good-loking actresses, especially the lady playing Lawrence's girlfriend. Their parts are unfortunately too brief to be memorable.
Oh,yes, there's also William Fichtner playing one of the weirdest detectives in the history of cinema! Am I the only one who thinks he was doing a parody of Willem Defoe's character in The Boondock Saints??
As far as the plot, well, it's all about a ring...
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