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  • Summary: A comedy about an affable dental salesman (Levy) and a hard-edged federal agent (Jackson) who are forced to work together and who eventually grow to tolerate each other. (New Line Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 14 out of 27
  1. Who knew Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy would make such a dynamic comic duo?
  2. 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.
  3. Both Jackson and Levy are better than director Les Mayfield's ("Blue Streak") meandering comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.
  5. 38
    Nobody needed to make it, nobody needs to see it, Jackson and Levy are too successful to waste time with it. It plays less like a film than like a deal.
  6. Less a movie than a longform, live-action Celebrity Death Match between its leads, this wheezing comedy may herald the death knell of the interracial buddy-cop farce.
  7. 0
    It's just awful. Pointless, lazy, derivative and paralyzingly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. CosmoP.
    Sep 12, 2005
    10
    A brilliant slice of movie magic. A landmark motion picture.
  2. 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 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! Expand
  3. Kevin
    Sep 16, 2005
    9
    Dumb but funny.
  4. JerashJ.
    Dec 10, 2005
    9
    I liked it. Sure doesn't deserve all those pro reviewers who slammed it.
  5. 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, me. I am The Man. I would have made a much better Man. Ya dig? Collapse
  6. Alastor
    Sep 10, 2005
    1
    Wow, another white guy meets black guy comedy. This movie is not cliche at all, it is so very original in every way. I love HollyWood so much. They have so many wonderful ideas that they incorperate on the big screen. Expand
  7. HinckleyA.
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Oh my God was this terrible. Were they working without a script? It was if they took two excellent actors threw them in front of the camera and said do whatever you want for two hours? The movie must have been shot in two days. Absolutely inept. Expand

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