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Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top cop James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

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Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top cop James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

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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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17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Ice Cube is talking to Santiago, Miggs, and Crazy Cody about Ben (Kevin Hart) he says "today was a good day." He is actually quoting one of his popular songs titled "It Was A Good Day." See more »

Goofs

When Ben is grounded and is sitting in the back seat of James's car, James is not wearing a seat belt. A short while later when he stops the car, he is wearing a seat belt. See more »

Quotes

James Payton: Got a little kick to it.
Ben Barber: Oh, shit! My stomach in my ass.
James Payton: Oh, yeah, you're ready for the streets.
Ben Barber: This gun should be banned.
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Let's Go
Written by Michael Atha, Carl Mitchell, Jonathan Smith, Trevor Smith, Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona
Performed by Travis Barker feat. Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes and Lil Jon
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This Movie Was Not Funny
26 January 2014 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I am a big Kevin Hart. He has won me over with his stand up comedy films and his show on BET, so I was excited to actually see this one despite Ice Cube being the other main character. I was so disappointed in this film, it makes me not want to go see any of his other movies that are coming out later this year.

When I say this movie was predictable, I mean it was predictable. I knew everything that was going to happen, even the exact lines that were going to be said. For me, it seemed like the director let Kevin Hart improv a lot of his lines but the ending result wasn't as funny as they thought it would. Even with Kevin's weird way of delivering his lines, it was just a miss for me. All the "funny" parts were in the trailer so it made the movie less enjoyable because when a particular scene would come up, you knew the funny punchline because it was in the trailer. Why studios do that? I have no clue? There are ways to advertise the movie without giving the whole plot away and all the good parts.

I will say that the initial plot was pretty interesting. The dynamic between Kevin and Ice Cube's character was pretty interesting but it definitely was no Rush Hour. I feel like the writers and producers are trying to go for another buddy cop franchise like Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys but this movie doesn't even come close to it so I hope they don't go that route. I will admit that there are certain that I did laugh at because Kevin Hart has this subtle way of delivering lines and reacting to thing that a person might miss if you're not paying attention. So, yes, I did let out a little giggle but I didn't know if it was me actually laughing or forcing myself to laugh because I paid twelves dollars for this ticket.

Comedy is selective, so what might be hilarious to me, might not be funny to you and vice versa, so I can't really say it'll be a waste of time because we all interpret comedy differently. I just know for a fact that a lot of Kevin Hart fans will be very disappointed in this film but he's obviously trying to appeal to a broader audience which is okay. Because I'm a Kevin Hart fan, I will overlook this dull movie but Ice cube, a word of advice...just retire! By the way Tika Sumpter is beautiful and the small cameos from certain characters were personally enjoyable.


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