(1999)

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Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
New York Post
It isn't particularly subtle or original. But it's a good-natured late-summer romp fueled by Lawrence's manic shtick.
75
Apart from Lawrence's goofing, Blue Streak isn't much of a movie.
75
New York Daily News
The plot is formula all the way, but Lawrence has found a way to incorporate the physical techniques of the great silent stars with his standup comic's arsenal, and it's a pleasure to watch him at work.
60
Village Voice
The contortional physical shtick familiar from Lawrence's sitcom, laden with a dollop of Three Stooges violence, should keep the boys happy.
50
The New York Times
The buoyancy is only intermittent.
50
Miami Herald
The story is stale, action uninspired, pacing lackadaisical. The whole production looks a little cut-rate, too.
40
Chicago Reader
The usual valorizing of guns and vigilante justice and tedious action sequences to begin and end the picture.
40
Time
Not a bad concept, and Martin Lawrence is appealing. Unfortunately, the writers have no gift for comic writing.
30
Dallas Observer
While the idea may be good, its execution is awful.
20
L.A. Weekly
(Lawrence)'s not just unfunny, he's coarsely anti-funny. The film just lurches from one dull skit to the next without bite or much of a point.

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