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Genre: Cop Comedy
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Staring: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Sean Cullen, Kevin Pollak, Adam Brody, Sean William Scott, Michelle Trachtenberg
Released: February 26, 2010
THE GENERAL IDEA
A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it’s his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.
Its always good to see Bruce Willis playing a cop. Its hard not to think he is John McClane in this, but he does have some personality differences that keep reminding you its not him. And Tracy Morgan is always Tracy Morgan, which is silly good fun. I am not sick of him yet, but I know the day will come. Probably after 30 Rock is canceled and every time I see him it will remind me of his Jordan character.
There are some good nods to the genre that they are clearly trying to homage here (they even spell that out for you in the first scene) and a couple good chuckles.
I mentioned that there were a couple good chuckles. But there were no laughs. Maybe it was because all the best lines are in the Trailer. The Interogation Scene where Morgan is randomly quoting movies is literally in the openning sequence. I think there are still credits rolling.
For a comedy, no matter how well it does anything else, if you leave laughing, it has succeeded. The theater I was in? Crickets.
A little disappointed that all I could say in this was that I enjoyed seeing certain actors on screen and couldnt really endorse what they did there. Michelle Trachtenberg is endearing and so beautiful, that you at least know why this devoted dad is trying so hard to not let her down. But that’s about it.
Other than that, it was a collection of scenes with random gags all designed to make you laugh. Sadly none of them really do. I mean it was mostly likable, just not funny. Unfortunately it was shooting for funny.
I give Cop Out a 4 out of 10