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  • Summary: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web ofIt's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. [20th Century Fox] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Aug 20, 2014
    67
    The viable chemistry between these two leads keeps the ball in the air, even when the balls land elsewhere in strained homophobic gags.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    Aug 25, 2014
    60
    Some nice comic beats and a sinister Andy Garcia turn make this far more watchable that the fratty conceit might suggest.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 14, 2014
    50
    Let’s Be Cops has its moments, but it in no way distinguishes itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Aug 13, 2014
    39
    The film is confusingly and sloppily put together, edited down to the point that the few genuine jokes of Let’s Be Cops are given precious little time to breathe, before zipping into the next sequence of increasingly irrational events.
  5. 38
    "What's the worst that could happen?" The answer to that is, you could end up in a summer comedy that's barely funny enough to warrant — ahem — release in the summer.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 13, 2014
    30
    The screenplay co-written by Nicholas Thomas and director Luke Greenfield fails to mine the potentially humorous premise for the necessary laughs, with nearly all of the gags falling thuddingly flat.
  7. Reviewed by: Jason Clark
    Aug 14, 2014
    0
    If Let's Be Cops were content to be simply an unfunny genre exercise, it would be easy to dismiss it and move on. But the sting of astoundingly ill-advised sexism and homophobia is harder to shake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Aug 15, 2014
    10
    The critics are sadly mistaken about this movie like no other movie I've ever seen. This movie deserves a strong 8 rating as a comedy. It hasThe critics are sadly mistaken about this movie like no other movie I've ever seen. This movie deserves a strong 8 rating as a comedy. It has so many funny scenes in it and the overall comedy between the two main character is strong enough to land a 7 for this movie. I gave this movie a 10 for the simple fact of balancing what the critics are saying. They must have some personal issues with something in the movie because the movie is quite funny. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. See. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
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  3. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    Most critics completely missed the boat on this one - it's a hilarious film, with great acting talent. Johnson and Wayans have greatMost critics completely missed the boat on this one - it's a hilarious film, with great acting talent. Johnson and Wayans have great chemistry, and my theater was roaring consistently throughout. Sure, it gets a little plotty toward the end, but a score below 50 is really just a balk. I'd put this is the same league as Bridesmaids, and MUCH funnier than the Hangover sequels. It's good-natured and money in the bank for laughs. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2015
    7
    Let's Be Cops es una película de comedia que resulta divertida y, de hecho, también entretenida en su atmósfera.

    Esta película logra ser
    Let's Be Cops es una película de comedia que resulta divertida y, de hecho, también entretenida en su atmósfera.

    Esta película logra ser efectiva combinando el sentido cómico con el sentido policíaco generando comedia en los momentos más adecuados para generar comedia y generando peleas y tiros en los momentos más adecuados para generarlos. Quizá no logre dar un impacto potente, pero si llega a dar un impacto que logra convertirla en una historia de policías con buen ritmo y, además, con sus acertados toques de comedia que encajan bien.
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  5. Nov 22, 2014
    7
    Lets be cops is a flawed comedy, but that does not mean It isnt any good. The movie not only has funny stuff, but some actually engagingLets be cops is a flawed comedy, but that does not mean It isnt any good. The movie not only has funny stuff, but some actually engaging performances, mainly from bad guys andy garcia and james d'arcy. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2014
    6
    Let's Be Cops is a fairly straight forward comedy, if you have seen a trailer you know the majority of the movie. Two guys dress up as copsLet's Be Cops is a fairly straight forward comedy, if you have seen a trailer you know the majority of the movie. Two guys dress up as cops and shenanigans follow. The acting isn't to bad but you like they rushed themselves from time to time. But it does make you laugh quite a few times at least. This comedy isn't something amazing but it gives you a few good laughs and isn't half bad for a weekend movie with friends or maybe family. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2014
    0
    The Critics are right on this one!
    This movie is below shet. The chemistry is overrated, the laughs were absolutely cringe worthy. Plot was
    The Critics are right on this one!
    This movie is below shet. The chemistry is overrated, the laughs were absolutely cringe worthy. Plot was made up in 10 minutes on lunch break. Actors are overrated and performed worse than people on central casting.
    Movie drags on too long on some parts. So no they did NOT nail this "comedy".
    The people who think this is good, probably are just desperate/devoid of a laugh since.. lets be real, there hasn't been a "really" good comedy in awhile.
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