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Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
The movie as a whole is pleasant, generally satisfying, and has a heart as big as its funny bone. For an early January movie, this is sometimes as good as it gets.
The second half of the film is much funnier and warmer than the first, but the movie is still difficult to recommend.
Though Ice Cube and Morgan should make an ideal team, neither seems particularly comfortable grappling with Talbert's amateurish script. Most of the laughs, in fact, come from the strong supporting cast, led by a high-energy Williams and the unflappable Devine.
If Tyler Perry ever wanted to turn "Dog Day Afternoon" into a treacly after-school special, it would probably end up looking a lot like this.
Chicago Tribune
The movie's total lack of focus and its unimpressive script should render it totally unwatchable. Weirdly, that doesn't quite happen. There's something endearing about these characters.
The Hollywood Reporter
It plods along at a sluggard's pace through a weak premise with crude execution and even cruder characters to arrive at an unearned sentimental ending.
A misguided attempt at comedy that needs to go last on anyone's list of movie options.
Drawing comparisons to "The Wire" may be unfair, but taken on its own, this anemic vehicle for Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan to mug and jive through is just weak, weak stuff.
A heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed.
A slack combination of faith-based inspiration and broad 'hood comedy.
A sorry excuse for a ghetto SOS.

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