Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 14 out of 27
Watch On
  1. Both Jackson and Levy are better than director Les Mayfield's ("Blue Streak") meandering comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Functional if thoroughly uninspired movie. Because it clings to the comedy-action template of "48 Hrs.," pic feels like it could have been made 15 years ago.
  3. While nothing in the movie - least of all the two main performances - is especially fresh or original, it does have a few decent gags and amusing moments.
  4. 50
    Les Mayfield doesn't know how to stage showdowns and chases so they're exciting or funny.
  5. 40
    Jackson and Levy strike only damp sparks off each other, and they seem to have been introduced to each other --without benefit of rehearsal -- mere moments before the director cried "Action!"
  6. The only characters in this formulaic crime comedy that I halfway liked were a couple of barely glimpsed wives, but the two leads keep it going through sheer determination.
  7. 40
    If it weren't for the running flatulence gag, the whole silly business might be mistaken for slight, clean, fast-moving fun.
  8. 40
    It's the kind of featherweight slot-filler people turn off after 15 minutes on a plane or have on in the background on cable while they vacuum the floor.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. MalcomM.
    Oct 20, 2005
    3
    It's no wonder the critics bombed this film. The producers got the wrong man as The Man. Coz I'm the man. Yeah, that's right, It's no wonder the critics bombed this film. The producers got the wrong man as The Man. Coz I'm the man. Yeah, that's right, me. I am The Man. I would have made a much better Man. Ya dig? Full Review »
  2. JerashJ.
    Dec 10, 2005
    9
    I liked it. Sure doesn't deserve all those pro reviewers who slammed it.
  3. JonD.
    Sep 23, 2005
    9
    This movie was HILARIOUS. I can't understand the bad reviews. I think part of it is understanding Eugene Levy's sense of humor. The This movie was HILARIOUS. I can't understand the bad reviews. I think part of it is understanding Eugene Levy's sense of humor. The humor is in his expressions & hand gestures (It's very much a Jewish sense of humor.) He is a perfect foil for Samuel Jackon's kick-ass no-nonsense. So if you don't get, you lose! Full Review »