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Overall Rating
2.14

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

8 reviews, 35 user ratings


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Blue Streak
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by Chris Parry

"If Martin Lawrence is an action hero, how long til I'm one too?"
2 stars

This is the sort of film a thinking man can really only go see as part of a low priced triple feature and get away with it. Being as said triple feature consisted of this film, Bicentennial Man and Big Daddy, any claims I can lay to being a thinking man just went right out the window. Of the three, Blue Streak wasn't the worst, but it was damn close.

A jewel thief stashes a big ass diamond in the cooling duct of a building under construction before being arrested. When he is released he discovers said building was a police station. How to get in to the building to recover the diamond? Be a cop. And in Hollywood, all you have to do is walk up to the door and that can happen. "Hey, you must be the new guy," "oh yeah, that'd be me."

Okay, so let's try a cliché that hasn't been done since... ooh… three months ago. Black cop. Non-black cop. Partners. Wa-hey! Opposites! Stand by for zany antics!

Martin Lawrence is the non non-black cop. He say funny things. Luke Wilson is the white boy. He stupid. At least nobody's saying "I'm getting too old for this shit," or "wussup mah niggah." It's like nobody can be racist except Hollywood and if Hollywood is racist we're supposed to laugh. This apparently isn't a racist thing to do because Hollywood uses minority actors to tell the jokes. It's like "I can say that joke because I'm black." Bizarro.

So I don't think I'm giving away any spoilers here by telling you that Lawrence begins to like being a cop. And his partners who are so diff'rent to him begin to like him. And everyone becomes friends. If you didn't know this was going to happen, you should go rent Beverly Hills Cop - the superior original to this film.

Lawrence seems to think he can extract a laugh just by pulling a face. His mugging for the camera is the least enjoyable aspect of a largely unenjoyable movie. Watching Luke Wilson turn himself into an ineffectual Hollywood straight man comes close.

A bit of action (though nowhere near enough to make up for the deficiencies in storyline), some lame humour (most of which can be seen for free in the trailer) and a lot of looking at your watch. That's the Blue Streak experience.

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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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