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  • Summary: Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop soon-to-be brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Jan 16, 2014
    67
    For 100 minutes, I didn't think about anything else at all. And sometimes that small relief is the best thing a movie can give.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jan 16, 2014
    63
    Hart is clearly working overtime; there’s nothing effortless about his histrionic delivery, but it works.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jan 15, 2014
    60
    Turns out to be something like a comic riff on "Training Day." Leaning more toward Hart's brand of slightly raunchy humor rather than Ice Cube's equally popular family-friendly fare, the PG-13 film exhibits broad appeal.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jan 15, 2014
    50
    A lazy and listless buddy-cop action-comedy that fades from memory as quickly as its generic title.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jan 16, 2014
    40
    Story and his four screenwriters don’t exactly strain themselves to find a new angle in this mismatched buddy comedy. Picture “Rush Hour,” and then imagine Hart as the annoying kid in “Are We There Yet?” You’ve basically just watched the entire movie in your head.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jan 17, 2014
    38
    Ride Along is a film so casual in its conception and execution, it should be titled Drive Thru.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jan 16, 2014
    20
    Ride Along, set in Atlanta, gives shoddiness a bad name.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46
  1. Mar 3, 2014
    9
    This movie deserves more than it gets. It kept me rolling!! This movie is number 2 on my Top 10 funniest movies ever. Ice Cube wasn't actingThis movie deserves more than it gets. It kept me rolling!! This movie is number 2 on my Top 10 funniest movies ever. Ice Cube wasn't acting the best this time but that's okay Kevin Hart made us look over the fact that cube wasn't on his game. It's definitely worth the time. So if you want a night of good laughs this is the movie to watch. So I give this movie a 9 out of 10. Thanks for reading. Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2014
    7
    It's MUCH funnier and a MUCH better time than the critics give it credit for. Ice Cube is a little off his game in terms of comic timing, butIt's MUCH funnier and a MUCH better time than the critics give it credit for. Ice Cube is a little off his game in terms of comic timing, but Kevin Hart is hilarious! Easy recommendation if you're just looking for a night of laughs. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2014
    6
    Hilarious movie, and very entertaining. The interactions between Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are worth watching. However, the movie's ending feelsHilarious movie, and very entertaining. The interactions between Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are worth watching. However, the movie's ending feels rushed and incomplete, and basically makes the rest of the movie feel as though it was there for nothing. A lot more could have been added to the movie; in fact, an additional 30 minutes could have been added to prevent the ending seeming as incomplete as it is. Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2014
    5
    This film is just not very well put together. The plot is predictable even for a buddy cop movie, and the action is not very good. ThatThis film is just not very well put together. The plot is predictable even for a buddy cop movie, and the action is not very good. That being said Kevin Hart was funny and the movie did score some big laughs in the theater I was in. However despite its humor the movie does start to drag on. I would only recommend this movie if you are a big Kevin Hart fan. Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    5
    I really like both ice cube and Kevin hart but the movie is nothing special. The only way I see people liking it is if, like me, already likeI really like both ice cube and Kevin hart but the movie is nothing special. The only way I see people liking it is if, like me, already like the actors or are young kids and teenagers. Its watchable but not too funny. I smiled here and there laughed a few times and sad to say that was it. The chemistry between cube and hart was pretty good but with a so,I'd script and director I think they could be great together. It's very formulaic in the story structure, characters are not too deep (doesn't need to be in a comedy but depth still helps) as with most movies, especially comedies dumb things people say or act that would never happen in real life do happen in the movie for the sole sake of moving the story forward. There's no real tension and I think it just comes from a weak script and the directing could have been miles better. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2014
    3
    Ride Along is a predictable buddy cop action-comedy that falls victim to Tim Story's inability to create adequate character development orRide Along is a predictable buddy cop action-comedy that falls victim to Tim Story's inability to create adequate character development or storytelling in his films. Instead what is left is an unoriginal cliched plot filled with more jokes than real story. Although the chemistry of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is good, Hart's manic demeanour becomes overbearing sometimes. The buddy cop genre is terribly cliched but a little more effort in story and characters would have gone a long way to making this a better film. Ride Along is a very undemanding piece of action entertainment so if I were you, I'd just ride along and not expect anything. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2014
    0
    this movie is definitely a piece of **** I know this because it popped up on my computer and pissed me the **** off. I would never, and willthis movie is definitely a piece of **** I know this because it popped up on my computer and pissed me the **** off. I would never, and will never support such an asinine form of advertisement, and refuse to participate in such a bogus form of intellectual degradation. Piss the ****ed off.
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