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Central Intelligence [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little Hart, and a big Johnson.... in HD!

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    cornjakecake
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    I remember hearing about this project around 2015 or so when they announced that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was cast in a new Kevin Hart movie called "Central Intelligence" with the director of "We're the Millers", Rawson Marshall Thurber co-writing and directing the project. I wasn't exactly enthused about the movie, but I decided t watch the film when it was released on my birthday in 2016 (June 17th, 2016 to be exact). My fiancee & I had a fun time, as did the rather large crowd in the theater, laughing hard and having fun. But, I knew there were problems with the movie itself, but I'll get to it in a bit. Starting in 1996, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), is the most popular kid in school, who is widely beloved for his academic skills, athletic skills and just an all-around good guy. Bobby Wierdick (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is probably the least liked kid in school, being overweight, into unicorns and just an easy target for bullies. During the last assembly before graduation, Bobby is taken from the men's locker room while showering, and tossed out stark naked in front of everybody, with everyone, even the teachers, laughing except for Calvin. Showing his kindness, he hands Bobby his letterman jacket to show him at least a little dignity, and was never seen again. Zoom forward to 2016, and Calvin is stuck in a rut. He married his high school sweetheart after college, and has a decent job, but he is stuck in a rut, with him being passed up for a promotion, marital issues and his upcoming 20th high school reunion making him miserable. One day, he gets a Facebook friend request by a Bob Stone, asking to meet up and grab a few drinks. Later that night, he meets up with Bob Stone, with him actually being Bobby Wierdick, who lost weight and got muscular. They reminisce about high school, and later Bob stays with Calvin, but the next morning, the CIA knock on the door looking for Bob Stone. The CIA believe Stone to be a rogue agent who is supposedly selling satellite codes to the highest bidder. Stone, having escaped the house, meets Calvin at work and tells Calvin about him going after a criminal known only as the "Black Badger" who stole the codes and is trying to stop him. Calvin is forced to join forces with Bob to nab the bad guys and save the world. Well, to make a long review short, my fiancee & I laughed hard and often throughout. First of all, the casting of Hart & Johnson is a stroke of genius, with Johnson ably and willingly delivering laughs and having terrific chemistry with Hart, who plays it more restrained and straight and it works while Amy Ryan as CIA Agent Harris also is very fun as the hard nosed agent. Danielle Nicolet as Maggie Joyner gives a good performance and Aaron Paul is also good, yet predictable, as Bob's deceased partner Stanton. Thurber's direction flows fairly well with keeping the comedy in check, but his choices in using shaky-cam is a huge bummer during the action scenes, but still flows pretty well. The story is my main concern, with the story being a hackneyed, lazy rehash of a plot that barely tries to tell a coherent action-comedy story revolving around secret agents and espionage. Despite the shortcomings with the story and some character deficiencies in certain characters, this is a fun film with a great comedic duo that I hope continue to make more films in the future. Moving on to the BluRay, the PQ is terrific for a regular BluRay, with it being shot digitally, has a lot of detail in the sets, fine details on skin tones and facial features and clothing being ale to make out every fuzzy pill and stitches in the clothing. The AQ is also pretty good, with decent surround activity throughout, mainly filling out during the action scenes with nice bass response with car crashes, bullets and explosions in the film. The extras are pretty decent, starting with 2 cuts of the film: Theatrical 107-minute version, and the 116-minute Unrated cut, featuring a little more adult language and some additional scenes. Moving on, there is an audio commentary with the director and the editor (Available on both cuts), deleted scenes split into both cuts, the theatrical having around 18-minutes of deleted and/or alternate scenes, while the unrated has well over 70-minutes of different material (!). Next up is a Judd Apatow favorite, Lino-O-Rama, which, yet again, split into two cuts being 2-minutes and 3-minutes, respectively. A gag reel, yet again (!!) split into two cuts, last 5 and a half minutes, and the unrated lasts 6 minutes of missed cues, messed up lines and et cetera. Two short featurettes complete the features, the first titled "Dance Off", a 2-minute look at the actor/dancer who portrayed Robbie as a younger teen, and "Couch Time Lapse", a 1-minute look into how they shot the scene when Bob stays the night. No DVD is included, but a Digital HD code is included for the rated cut only. Overall, a funny film with some flaws, but with a top-notch BluRay, 2 cuts and some decent extras, it is a must buy for any fan of comedies, of the stars or action-comedies in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson

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    ryanbleek
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    Five stars for the interaction between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I'm used to seeing Dwayne as the larger-than-life hero and Kevin as a smart-talking comedian, but together they were fabulous. Danielle Nicolet was great as Kevin's wife. Her reactions to his odd behavior was priceless. Being a comedy, you did have to suspend disbelief. Dwayne's character had deep psychological problems due to being bullied in high school. And he became a CIA agent. That's bothersome in that you hear about agents being people who have disassociated from society. That they make the best killers. So, that part wasn't funny to me. And the end, at the class reunion, was a bit much to take.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So Much Fun !!!

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    Eli1221
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    Honestly, this is not a serious film. If you are looking for something to take seriously, this is not that. However, some people can find themselves relating to some of the characters and parts of the story that takes place. Kevin Hart manages to bring his usual, high pitched, energized personality and comedy into this film and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson actually manages to bring quite an interesting performance on his part. Overall, the film is LOADS of fun, is definitely something you can just flip on should be looking for a few laughs or just a "pick me up" movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Comedic Pair

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    ThugLife
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    Dwayne and Kevin were really funny together. Dwayne was at his best when trying to pull off that kind, oblivious-to-real-danger type of personality. His shower scene had me cryin laughing. And of course, Kevin Hart is 'Seriously Funny' anyway. We usually 'Laugh at his Pain', but if we just 'Let him Explain', we'll see that he's '...A Grown Little Man'. ...Lol. ...Seriously though, Kevin is so funny in this movie. The funny looks he gives people, his reactions to things happening around him, and the backflips that he attempts. All of it, funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Central Intelligence w/Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart

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    IzzyFrost6819
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    Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart, is a comedy that will have you laughing at loud through out. It has a great story line, a great energy with plenty of action, and as I mentioned, the laughs just keep coming throughout this whole movie!! Spoiler alert: the flashbacks of Dwayne Johnson's character to high school is too funny! Whether you're needing your Dwayne Johnson fix or you're just looking for a great pick-me-up comedy, you definitely don't want to miss Central Intelligence!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overhyped

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    Mesa
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    I was expecting much more out of the comedic pairing of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. I shouldn't have. This film is quite cliché with Johnson trying extra hard to keep up with the comedic styling of Hart who seemed as though he was making the best out of a script that was losing its appeal as it translated to film. Is it funny? Sure. Is it a smart, refreshing, original piece? No. If you're looking for a cheap laugh to pass the time, this will do it. If you're looking to truly be entertained, skip this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining Movie

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    bigbaddave777
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    As odd as it seems, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has become one of the more popular action stars currently making movies.. I believe I read earlier in the year that he was actually making the most money. Anyway, this movie has plenty going for it... it has action, it has humor and most importantly, its fun. Kevin Hart in his own right has been able to be apart of some pretty decent movies himself and working here with the Rock, they were able to put out a movie that should entertain most people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a nice funny comedy

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    jedibill
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    I am in watching reviews of this all summer waiting for this to come out I did not agree with some of the reviews I read until I watch it myself I think this is a funny movie and it moves right along it does make a little fun of a character to beginning but, I think the rock can take it That you get up I think you really think it's funny and enjoyable I did my family do so try it. Then write your review so I can read what you thought of it who knows when my degree. Thanks bill

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kevin Hart + Dwayne Johnson

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    James
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    A good buddy movie carried by the humor and personalities of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. This would be a pretty pedestrian buddy cop movie but with two of the most entertaining and charismatic men in Hollywood it gets elevated to a very enjoyable movie. I really liked the chemistry between the two stars and they seemed to have a blast working with the role reversal in the movie. To me that was worth a buy but if you don't care for Hart or Johnson just try a rental.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another good Rock Team up movie

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    Fan4theMovies2
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    When you mix the Rock with just about anyone you are bound to have a interesting movie. Here he is mixed with a comedy regular and it turns out really good. A good mix of action and comedy. It's hard not to like the Rock. I think he carried this movie. Kevin Hart is stuck playing the same role in to many movies, not saying he's not funny but it seems that lately he's stuck in the Steven Segal paradox. Still a good movie and worth a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item to Buy

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    litegate
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    Both Hart and The Rock have such good chemistry in this that you almost wish they would make more films together (fingers crossed). I really was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I didn't really love the trailers and was basically dragged to the theaters by my girlfriend to see this. Clocking in at just under 2 hours this is basically a simple comedy that is really over-the-top and doesn't take itself seriously whatsoever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A breath of fresh air

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    stoptheclocks
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    I didn't know what to expect from this movie going into watching it. It had the Rock and Kevin Hart, which I like, and didn't disappoint. The relationship is a hilarious one between the two. They play off each other well in every scene. The plot has a few twists as well and makes for a more complete movie. Lots of comedy, action and good acting make this movie a great one to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OMG The Rock Is FUNNY!

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    GSoria04
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    I had low expectations for this movie, and all I can say is the combination of The Rock and Kevin Hart was pure bliss. The best part is Kevin Hart plays the straight man to The Rock! This movie is a fun romp through high school dreams and aspirations to the adult realities and international espionage. I've watched this Blu Ray over and over, and I laugh harder every viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FUNNY

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    Moviewatchers
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    Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are a side splitting duo...Kevin almost plays the straight man to the Rocks nerdy counterpart...with plenty of comedy and action from both. It is refreshing to see both actors playing rolls like these...both are charismatic on screen. A little slow at times but can be forgiven because of how well they play awkwardly off of each other. A fun ride !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A few laughs, poor acting, stale storyline...

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    xbyteripper
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    I expected a lot more from this movie's previews, but was disappointed. Dwayne Johnson proved that wrestlers may be good in action movies, but that's about it. Most of the movie had him repeating the same stupid catch phrases, making you cringe. Kevin Hart was the only breath of fresh air this movie had. The storyline was predictable and stale from the start.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If you've seen one Kevin Hart movie..........

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    MetalLover
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    ........you've seen them all. Nothing new to report here. Kevin Hart finds himself in difficult situations and reacts to everything around him with screams. He's basically this generation's Chris Tucker. The Rock was the best part of this movie, but even he can only do so much. The action isn't anything too exciting. Definitely a rental-type movie only.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious movie!!

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    MRB247
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    This movie is hilarious!! The beginning is a bit slow, but once it gets rolling, be ready for lots of laughs. Ironically, I felt like The Rock was funnier than Kevin Hart. Don't get me wrong, Hart is still very funny, but I found myself enjoying every little bit of The Rock's performance. He really commits to the role and provides lots of laughs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An OK comedy.

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    1234
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    This is not your serious who done it thriller but a bit of a goofy comedy. An OK movie for a few laughs and a bit of making you feel good. I don't stream movies, I buy them. This way I am in charge of watching what I want when I want. There have been a few movies I have purchased in the past that I was sorry of doing so, but not this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to believe

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    Tcubed
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    I really wanted to like this movie more then I did. From the beginning I found the premise "most unlikely", at times it was funny, Dwayne was enjoyable, Kevin seemed like he was getting pushed to do things. Characters both old and young not that well developed, understandable but explainable. Find something else to occupy 90m of your life

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wow, I liked this a lot more than expected...

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    Mike53105
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    I've had mixed experience with the Rock's movies, and never been a Hart fan, but these two actually have some chemistry on screen and have a lot of fun with the material. I think the best part is that the Rock is here basically playing his usual character, but playing it straight in a comedy (like Statham in Spy). Very fun. Laughed a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend