Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 13 out of 25
Watch On
  1. Entertaining and well done. Without losing its comic rhythm for a moment, it is also a withering spoof of black victimism and the corrupting effect of racial solidarity on the American legal system.
  2. 75
    The film is profane. But who knew police brutality could play as a laughing matter?
  3. A funny, raucous action comedy, effectively teams Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn in a film that's both laugh out loud funny and surprisingly subtle.
  4. It's only a notch above the routine, and it obeys all the conventions of its tired formula, but it also tones the anarchy with a serious edge and it works a surprisingly effective vein of race-relations satire.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    The picture is all Lawrence and Zahn, whose dynamics get something going, though not enough (please!) to spark a buddy sequel.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 28, 2015
    5
    It's aggravating racist controlled premise is worn within the first ten minutes of the film, but overall is mostly covered by the qualityIt's aggravating racist controlled premise is worn within the first ten minutes of the film, but overall is mostly covered by the quality performances of Zahn and Lawrence. Full Review »