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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: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  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. Mar 27, 2015
    9
    So, apparently, a guy tries to learn how to survive in prison. Honestly, it's not that bad. Well, sure, there were some racism, rape, etc.So, apparently, a guy tries to learn how to survive in prison. Honestly, it's not that bad. Well, sure, there were some racism, rape, etc. but, it has some funny moments. Especially that police riot training scene. It made me laugh to the floor. If you are into Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, you should see it. If not, well, you should at least see it anyway. My suggestion, go check out the movie. 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. Apr 12, 2015
    4
    Below average. The film relies heavily on stereotypes, racism and homophobia to get it's laughs. The film has a "countdown" premise, where theBelow average. The film relies heavily on stereotypes, racism and homophobia to get it's laughs. The film has a "countdown" premise, where the main character James King (Ferrell) has just a month to get prepared for jail by his mentor Darnell (Kevin Hart) for a crime that he didn't commit. I feel like Ferrell has a lot more comedic lines than Hart and that Hart was there mainly so that Ferrell could make the jokes. The best way I can put it is:

    If you like shows like Family Guy, you'll probably like this.
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  5. Apr 22, 2015
    4
    Albeit there are some funny parts, such as Will Ferrell's character explaining economics to gangsters, this movie is just one tired out middleAlbeit there are some funny parts, such as Will Ferrell's character explaining economics to gangsters, this movie is just one tired out middle school prison rape joke with racial stereotypes. Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2015
    3
    Just like in my Unfinished Business review as I explained why I watched it and all that stuff...well for this one I checked it out myself justJust like in my Unfinished Business review as I explained why I watched it and all that stuff...well for this one I checked it out myself just because I had a little interest for this movie and wow talking about a miss fire this movie was. This is going to be a short review for this garage movie, why well I haven't got anything else to say about it because why should I go into such much detail for this movie that I will not remember it in a few days time.

    The story is about a millionaire faces a prison sentence following a fraud conviction and in order to survive life behind bars, turns to Darnell Lewis to toughen up.

    Listen March has been a slow month for me because there are some of the new releases that I haven't checked out yet and yes I pretty much review movies everyday and I do have my breaks time again, but screw it life is short so start reviewing. The title "Get Hard" sounds like a porn video you will come across on PornHub.com, why can't they just called the movie Get tough or something like that, because people are going to take the title not very well and it would be really awkward to shout it out it in public. Anywhere with the other disappointments so far in March that I had interest that turned out to be a big massive f**k you to the auditions and me, and Get Hard can join those titles because this movie sucks.

    The jokes in the movie came off sexist and kind of racist and you should know by now that I can't stand those jokes because I can picture in my head that all these people out there are getting hurt by this and stupid humor is unacceptable.

    Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell are fine in the movie but I rather like to see them in better movies than this. But overall as I said early on this movie isn't going to be talked about probably never again by some people, but for me your going to this again...in my worst of the year list right next to Unfinished Business.
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  7. May 8, 2015
    1
    Feels like they just made it up as they went along. Sometimes that works...well, not really, and it doesn't work here either. More proofFeels like they just made it up as they went along. Sometimes that works...well, not really, and it doesn't work here either. More proof that Kevin Hart USED to be funny. Expand

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