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If you're like me, diluted Smith is still better than no Smith at all.
Cop Out seems aptly named. It's not personal. It's barely even a movie. It's a fire hydrant that the director and his stars use for exterior shots.
You want to cut Cop Out some slack because it's just so darn eager to please. So let's grant that it will make a reliably fun companion when it's on cable 10 times a week.
Has its moments, it's also regrettably ordinary.
Definitely has its amusing moments, but ultimately all that improvised shtick gets mighty tired without any real break in the nonaction.
Okay, there are worse movies out there, but I'm hard-pressed to figure out why I'd waste my time and money watching something that's a half-baked retread of better movies I can stream from Netflix.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
While the plot is as flimsy as a hooker's halter top, it's buoyed by two actors with attitude and timing.
Without that heightened racial antipathy-turned-camaraderie, there's not a whole lot to Cop Out besides watching Kevin Smith pretend, with a crudeness that is simply boring, that he's an action director making a comic thriller about cops versus a Mexican drug gang (yawn).
Director Kevin Smith's tweets, jokes and sharp commentary after being denied a seat aboard a Southwest Airlines flight because of his girth were a lot more engaging than Cop Out, his new movie.
Represents his (Smith) first act of cinematic cynicism, his first crime against his own talent. With this action comedy, he has given us 110 worthless minutes, a bad formula movie like every other bad formula movie.
Tedious to watch and torture to listen to.

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