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Overall Rating
2.14

Awesome: 9.64%
Worth A Look: 4.82%
Average: 16.87%
Pretty Bad: 27.71%
Total Crap40.96%

8 reviews, 35 user ratings


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by Scott Weinberg

"Quite possibly one of the worst movies I've ever seen."
1 stars

Once in a while, a movie just PISSES you off! For me, it's stuff like Sphere, The Haunting and now Blue Streak. Its true terribleness is limited only by its scant running time. Whether you love or hate Martin Lawrence, this movie is a true pile of crap. There's NO laughs, NO action, and every fucking character is SO.....

...STUPID! That was my main problem with it: Just that every single person in this movie was an adult actor, yet they all seemed to have the intelligence and common sense of a brain-damaged baboon. Here's how the movie goes, only about 10 consecutive times:

"Oh, you're the new detective? Where you from?"

"Wazzup? Well, I worked over there in, you know, down with the BRUTHAS and (starts dancing) all....mm.. YEAH...(beat box noises)"

"Oh yeah. I heard of you. You're being promoted."

"So wazzup?"

"Well, in this NEXT scene we're going to explain to the audience and to YOU how the following scene will turn out. THEN we'll do that about 8 more times and then maybe we'll get a sequel, if you can lay off the junk between takes, you fool."

I swear I wanted to kick someone's teeth in watching this movie. It is so obviously just a Hollywood 'product' with not one iota of originality, wit, or creativity. Am I being too hard on what is essentially a silly cop comedy? I don't know, maybe. But I find it more and more offensive that these lame and sad retreads constantly find an audience. Hey, I like Martin Lawrence when he's got a script to work with. He was funny in stuff like Nothing to Lose and even Bad Boys. Here, every single person involved is simply going through the motions.

Bottom line: You've seen every scene in this movie, every gag, every cliche, every performance, and every nuance, only done elsewhere and much better. It is obvious that this movie was an editor's nightmare, as all the characters do is talk about what just happened, what's happening now, and oh yeah, what's about to happen. Quite simply, it may be the laziest screenplay ever filmed.

If I ever see it on cable again, I'll watch infomercials. If my future wife likes it, I'll get a divorce and god FORBID my kids ever want to rent it. If you're someone who'd give this movie 4 stars or higher, I'd LOVE to hear from you. Comedy does not exist in a vacuum.

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User Comments

1/08/16 David Hollingsworth unfunny and boring 1 stars
6/27/10 PAUL SHORTT CORNY AND UNEVEN 1 stars
8/19/08 Shaun Wallner This was a funny movie. 5 stars
11/29/07 Total Crap This movie is embarrasingly bad for Martin, and Luke Wilson is a wimp. Stupid just stupid. 2 stars
2/01/07 AJ Muller ONE funny scene-the interrogation. The rest is rancid gorilla vomit. Really. 1 stars
1/06/07 johnnyfog Actually, you know what, its watchable. Lawrence still belongs in hell though 3 stars
9/26/06 Paul I thought it was pretty good, better then ntional security 4 stars
9/13/06 Bmac Any Martin Lawrence move is aut-greatness 5 stars
3/12/06 Chris Wilbik I loved this movie and can watch it over and over. 5 stars
7/07/05 Indrid Cold A few surprisingly funny scenes, but yet another waste of Lawrence's abilities. 2 stars
2/06/05 ALDO not bad....my favorite martin lawrence film 3 stars
9/21/04 Naka No. Just...just no. God. 1 stars
7/28/04 Mike Devans a few good laughs 3 stars
7/17/04 Mina Elias great 5 stars
9/04/03 judy chavez it was okay 3 stars
4/11/03 Jack Sommersby Cliche-ridden without too many comic moments for thr talented Lawrence. 2 stars
1/02/03 johnathan holmes its okay and it gives me tips on acting when i become an actor in the future, like in 2008 5 stars
7/29/02 Croweater Martin Lawrence sucks, enough said. 1 stars
6/20/02 Film Dude The guiltiest of pleasures... everything else with Martin sucks, though. 4 stars
12/03/01 Poop It made me want to choke on my own cock 1 stars
8/07/01 Joe Zappa It's a shame.It was such a good plot, yet they had to fuck it up by casting Martin Lawrence 3 stars
9/13/00 Boy In The Designer Bubble RacStep'N Fetchit lives, and his new name is Martin Lawrence! 1 stars
3/11/00 Will MAAAAH-TIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!! 1 stars
2/12/00 arnold funny but not hilarious.also a tad bit annoying 3 stars
11/28/99 Lisa It was a stupid movie 1 stars
11/25/99 Chris Yong I love it! Very funny. 4 stars
11/23/99 Elwood Hell i liked it! 5 stars
11/11/99 Dinks It SUCKED!! 1 stars
10/17/99 JimBob I dont even like Martin Lawrence, but got good guffa's , and a couple belly laughs. 5 stars
10/08/99 Jorge C. Awesome Movie! 5 stars
10/01/99 ladislau "standard"means "good" and it's accepted by everyone.Matin is funny! 4 stars
10/01/99 Steven Kelly This film was amusing, but not side-splitting. 3 stars
9/30/99 Meepos Can studio types please get over Martin Lawrence? the dude is just not funny. 2 stars
9/24/99 Sherry Good for a rental... 3 stars
9/19/99 Mr Showbiz The gags aren't funny, and what's worse, they're predictable. 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  17-Sep-1999

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  04-Nov-1999 (M)




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