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Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

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Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. Written by kcquail

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Propose to this cop's sister? Rookie mistake.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$48,626,380 (USA) (17 January 2014)

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$134,141,530 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Trivia

When talking about the criminal Omar, Ben asks if he has a scar on his face. This is most likely a reference to Omar Little, a popular criminal from the HBO show The Wire (2002), who had a scar across his face. See more »

Goofs

The Black Charger switches between tinted windows and headlights and standard windows and headlights throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

James Payton: Aw, damn, it's Sir Scream-a-Lot.
Ben Barber: I was responding to a hostile situation, James. I have no shame in that. You call for backup when there's a hostile situation.
James Payton: That wasn't calling for backup. That was a high-pitched scream, and you pushed my sister in the way.
Ben Barber: I pushed your sister out of harm's way. You shined the light at us, James.
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References Training Day (2001) See more »

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How I Could Just Kill A Man
Written by Senen Reyes, B-Real (as Louis Freese), Larry Muggerud, Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulson (as Lowell Fulsom)
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Tramp" performed by Lowell Fulson (as Lowell Fulsom)
Courtesy of The Capitol Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hart gets to do what Hart does best
28 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube isn't reinventing the game but Hart is hilarious and worth the watch.

Ben is trying to win over his girlfriend's brother James, so James invites him on a 24 hour Ride Along patrol. Ben thinks it's to get to know him but James is really trying to scare him away.

Technically speaking the plot is about how Ben interferes while James tries to capture a leader of a crime syndicate Omar while on the ride along. Really the ride along is just excuse for insane situations to occur within that setting.

Long term this movie will probably be pretty forgettable. As a comedy it is consistently funny and reminiscent of old school improv riffs with the antagonizing eccentric and the straight man. Kevin Hart gets to be absolutely ridiculous, per the usual as Ben: running his mouth, acting a fool, letting self deprecating jokes happen at his expense. I'm a huge fan of the character Kevin Hart has created – while it is the same in every movie it is enjoyable in every movie. Ice Cube is a good polarity as James to Hart's Ben. His smile muscles might be broken. At times he might even be too serious detracting from the chemistry of the duo.

The situations these temporary partners get into are random and feel like filler but are funny comedy routines and I'm glad they are still in the film. In an ideal world the writers would've cleaned up the script for a more believable story. Despite this Ride Along is definitely worth the rental just for Hart's antics.

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