Director Kevin Smith has certainly out done himself with this one. After seeing the previews and the cast line up for Cop Out, whether or not the movie would be funny, was a conversation that need not be had. But for the first time this year, I must say, that the previews and trailers did this movie no justice. Without hesitation, I dub this movie the funniest movie of the year so far…not that it’s had much competition.
Cop Out, which was originally set to be titled, A Couple of Dicks, opens with NYPD officers Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and his partner Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan), as Tracey Morgan comically assaults a detainee who he’s interrogating. From that point on, the humor is continuous.
Along with the comedic valor of this movie, there’s enough action, emotion, and whit to keep every member of the adult crowd entertained. Unfortunately, the language and suggestiveness is just too much for younger children, but for the adult viewer, there is never really a dull moment.
I must say that I was slightly disappointed in the missing lines and subtle differences from the original previews, but overall this movie more than lived up to my expectations. I wouldn’t put Cop Out in the classic category with the Die Hard saga, but this must see certainly gives Training Day a run for it’s money.
Cop Out receives a PARL