This utterly disappointing piece of hooey has an excellent cast trying to lampoon police buddy flicks with a very lame script. Robert De Niro stars as a no-nonsense and well-respected cop whose anger tantrums (he shot a TV news camera) got him suspended. However, the sensation this incident created was so phenomenal that TV exec Rene Russo wants to do a reality show on him. De Niro wants nothing to do with it, but when the police chief threatens that he'll be fired if he doesn't, he has no choice but to accept. However, the partner they teamed him with (Eddie Murphy) is not really a cop but an actor, and they simply don't get along. It's too lame to be of any value on the comedy standpoint and it's not exciting enough to be a good thriller. It's a more effective as a toilet mint than entertaining. William Shatner portraying himself offers the film its best moments, which is a pretty sad thought.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Pedro Damien, Mos Def, Frankie R. Faison, William Shatner, Nestor Serrano, Drena De Niro, Linda Hart, Taj "T.J." Cross, Judah Friedlander, Kadeem Harison, Peter Jacobson

Directed by:

Tom Dey


2002 comedy

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: D+

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