Get Hard

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  • Summary: When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenterWhen millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other. [Warner Bros.] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 43
  2. Negative: 19 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 26, 2015
    75
    It matches up two comic actors and instead of clashing or canceling each other out, they bring in the best possible result: A comedy with twice the laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Alex Needham
    Mar 17, 2015
    60
    I don’t believe that Get Hard sets out to be hurtful, and there are some good gags... but it does seem dumb and dated.
  3. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Mar 26, 2015
    50
    Ferrell and Hart have a genial, easygoing chemistry and Get Hard manages to score more than a few good points about facile assumptions and toxic hypocrisy.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Mar 26, 2015
    40
    Get Hard just gets increasingly hard to put up with, full stop.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 26, 2015
    38
    If the jokes in Get Hard were a set of Jeopardy categories, they’d read as follows: Things Will Ferrell Puts Up His Butt, Butt Rape, Shots of Will Ferrell’s Bare Butt and Satirical Comparisons of Violent and Nonviolent Crime Not Excluding Mentions of Balzac.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Mar 17, 2015
    30
    Whatever one makes of Get Hard’s contribution to our ongoing national debate about race, class and sexuality, there’s no denying that too much of it simply feels cheap, flailing and tired.
  7. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Mar 25, 2015
    11
    Beyond a leper’s handful of jokes that actually connect, this might as well be Ferrell’s most abysmal piece of work since the disastrous "Land of the Lost."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 41
  2. Negative: 11 out of 41
  1. Mar 27, 2015
    10
    Hilarious Comedy, I have no idea how this is is getting negative reception... Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart manage to be a comedy duo that isHilarious Comedy, I have no idea how this is is getting negative reception... Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart manage to be a comedy duo that is just flatout hysterical Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    Ok so I knew from the Preivews that it wasn't going to be a smart comedy that u don't have to really think to enjoy and that's just what IOk so I knew from the Preivews that it wasn't going to be a smart comedy that u don't have to really think to enjoy and that's just what I did I really am missing something here I guess I thought it was fine I laughed alot enjoyed the plot and story of friendship I say go see for yourself trust me u will have a blast Expand
  3. May 17, 2015
    7
    I hate when people complain about offensive humour (talking to all the feminazis, SJW's, neckbeard MRA's and culture vultures) because it isI hate when people complain about offensive humour (talking to all the feminazis, SJW's, neckbeard MRA's and culture vultures) because it is mindlessly immature and funny in situation like this. To start, this movie had a decent premise, kevin hart has to teach wil ferrell to survive in jail. Awesome idea for a comedy. Does this movie fulfil it's potential? Kinda. On one hand, the chemistry between the two actors is great, I love how will ferrel has to fit in with the ghetto and I loved the amount of slapstick comedy this had to offer. However, there were some points in the movie where I thought it would be easier to just move the conversation along as nothing particularly funny was happening. Overall, Get Hard will make you laugh for the majority of your experience and is filled with offensive humour and stereotypes. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2015
    5
    Hart and Ferrell could read sections out of the phone book, and we'd still laugh. So no, the material isn't as good as you'd expect givenHart and Ferrell could read sections out of the phone book, and we'd still laugh. So no, the material isn't as good as you'd expect given both of their previous work, but there are plenty of laughs to sustain you. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2015
    4
    When a pompous investment banker (Will Farrell) is convicted of a crime, he hires the only black man he knows (Kevin Hart) to prepare him forWhen a pompous investment banker (Will Farrell) is convicted of a crime, he hires the only black man he knows (Kevin Hart) to prepare him for prison. The premise is promising, but the movie relies on lame predictable subjects (gay panic, racial stereotypes, obvious villains) instead of genuine comic writing. Hart's motor mouth provides most of laffs, while Farrell's broad, buffoon style is often annoying. There are memorable out comic moments and almost nobody in the supporting cast adds any humor (T.J. Jagodowski's friendly gay is an exception). The dialogue feels like writer/director Elan Cohen let the 2 leads improvise most of the bits and didn't exercise any control on their effusive styles. Their chemistry's not bad and there are some funny parts, but more often it just tries too hard. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2015
    3
    Get Hard tries to be a over the top, racist, profane and vulgar comedy. But the laughs are overused, and add no spice to the aging theme. TheGet Hard tries to be a over the top, racist, profane and vulgar comedy. But the laughs are overused, and add no spice to the aging theme. The story plays out with James King (Will Ferrell) who gets convicted of a felony he never committed, and he gets sentenced to 5 years in a maximum security prison in San Quentin. James uses the help of his car washer, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to teach him the basics of prison, and how he can survive in the godforsaken place. But, Darnell never went to prison! Get Hard uses James to use his racist stereotypes against Lewis to make it funny. Sure, Kevin Hart does his best, and gives us some belly laughs, but Will Ferrell's racist, rich and totally bonkers, James King is one of the worst things about Get Hard. The pair do well together, even against the badly written script, the mediocre direction and the bland story, to create a funny movie. I appreciate the ways Get Hard takes you under the "hood" of prisons, and tells you about rape, and assaults in prison from a funny perspective. And, T.I gives a good performance as a Crenshaw Kings boss. All this, could have summed up to a really funny movie, but Get Hard doesn't try enough to get that medal. It's badly written, racist, offensive and gives us the worst Will Ferrell performance in years. But, if you don't get offended easily, Get Hard may be fun for you. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2016
    0
    This film is set up against a despicable backdrop of
    Sexiest
    Racist Misogynistic Implications, that make it impossible for a considered
    This film is set up against a despicable backdrop of
    Sexiest
    Racist
    Misogynistic
    Implications, that make it impossible for a considered human being
    who may not enjoy holding black people up as strippers, thugs and slaves
    and white people up as rich self interested ignorant ass bankers.
    I keep forgetting its 1950....why watch carp people. This movie is
    pure Mc Donald's.
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