A motor-mouthed high-school security guard joins his prospective brother-in-law, a decorated police detective, on a shift along the mean streets of Atlanta and learns that life on the force is no picnic in this action comedy from director Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Think Like a Man). Ben (Kevin Hart) longs to marry his gorgeous girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter), but before he can propose he must first get the approval of her tough-as-nails brother James (Ice Cube), a top detective in the Atlanta Police Department. When aspiring police officer Ben gets accepted into the academy, he finally musters the courage to ask for James' blessings. Still unconvinced that Ben has what it takes to provide for his beloved baby sister, James invites Ben on a ride-along through the toughest parts of town. At first James' efforts to terrify the young trainee go perfectly according to plan, but once the pair incur the wrath of Atlanta's most feared criminal, all bets are off. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Ice Cube really is talented. Truly he is blessed with a sharp mind, understanding disposition, comedic timing and has a tough guy persona which makes him a joy to watch. Kevin Hart may be the comic but he wouldn’t have been as humorous without the stoic characterization played opposite him by Ice Cube. Action, comedy and a decent storyline. It was a good day, I mean, film.
This is all comedy. A police officer does not approve of his sisters boyfriend who just happens to be a gamer who wants to be a police officer. After getting approved to attend police academy, big brother decides to teach him a lesson by taking him out on a ride along, in which he has set up several mishaps in order to change his mind about joining the force. Things go bad and the hero cop finds out who his true friend really is and who actually has his back. Very funny movie as you can possibly imagine with these two as the stars of the movie.
Another winner from Ice Cube and he teamed up with Kevin Hart, in this comedy that from start to finish has a laugh or two waiting to happen. Hart seems to want to try so hard to prove himself and get laughs at same time.This is a unrealistic way to show someone how much you care about them and what your true intentions are.When does a cop/detective take a civilian for a ride along REALLY ? There will be a sequel to this comedy hope to see a different aspect of how this series will turn out.
Going into this movie I had very low expectations. I thought that from the trailer this would be your standard black pic that had no good plot but everyone would go to. However, this whole movie shocked me. From the acting of both Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, to the cinemotgraphy during the shootout. This movie had great timing all around and I am hoping for a sequel to this movie.
Kevin Hart as usual steals the show in this movie, but ice cube has his moments. The film has lots of funny scenes, most of which were shown in commercials. The film could be 20 minutes longer at least. There were hardly any boring spots in the movie and when there were, they didnt last long before the comedy train came through again. Overall, I'd give the movie a B+