A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
This lazy, incoherent buddy action-comedy is an attempted satire of reality television, of buddy action comedies, of cop shows that manages to be dumber and duller than what it makes fun of. Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy reprise familiar roles one as a glowering, ill-tempered detective, the other as his excitable, fast-talking partner and the small, infrequent sparks of wit they manage are buried in an avalanche of broken glass, exploding cars, and bullets. A lot of money in salaries and stunt cars might have been saved if the director, Tom Dey, has just spliced together the stars' previous buddy action comedies, like "Midnight Run," "48 Hours" and why not? "Shrek." – A. O. Scott
2002-03-15 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Showtime