ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cop Out

Updated on May 4, 2012

Living in the moment!

From the studio that brought you "Training Day", "The Departed" and "Dirty Harry", comes a film that holds up to the standard of those other cop movies. However, unlike those other films, "Cop Out" has something those other movies failed to generate........comedy! Indeed, "Cop Out" isn't your typical cop movie with heavy emphasis on crime and drama, but it's more of a comedic buddy movie that just happens to take place in a cop film surroundings.

Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) happen to be two cops, who have been partners on the force for nine years. Although Paul tends to get on Jimmy's nerves quite a bit with his unconventional style of police work, but they share a common love/hate relationship reminiscent of most cop movies like the "Lethal Weapon" series. Plus, it seems like Jimmy can hardly get a break in life, as his partner and him get suspended without pay for a month, when they botch up a drug dealing investigation. Which puts Jimmy in a rough position, as he's having to struggle to come up with over fifty grand to help pay for his daughter's wedding. To make matters even worse, Jimmy has contend with his daughter's step father, Roy (Jason Lee), who loves to out stage him every chance he gets. Needless to say, this causes Jimmy to feel guilty as he knows that if he can't pay for the wedding, this will only give Roy more leverage to make him look bad in front of his daughter.

Thus, Jimmy tries to sell his highly valuable baseball card to get the money. Unfortunately due to a series of events, Jimmy finds his baseball card not only stolen from him, but they become knee deep into an investigation that could potentially take them on the ride of their life.

Normally, I don't watch most comedy cop movies like this, as most of them tend to be too overly predictable and cliched. You have two partners who are the complete opposite of each other with one being the "hard-nosed-serious" type. Where as the other is more of the goofy/insane break out character, which sets up many comedic moments throughout the film. Needless to say, "Cop Out" isn't that much different. Which is a bit sad, as I normally expect more originality from Kevin Smith movies.

However, I will admit that Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan make one helluva a team, as the chemistry and comedy between them make up for most of the film's short comings.  In fact, if it wasn't for their chemistry together, I never would've like this film.  Plus, I thought Sean William Scott was hilarious in his role as the thief, who steals Jimmy's card. 

"Cop Out" may not be one of the most original movies out there nor is it that much different than any other cop buddy movie you may have seen.  However, it is pretty funny and will give you a few good laughs on any movie night. 


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Stevennix2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Escareno 

      8 years ago

      Yeah, it's a pretty good comedy movie. Although it lacks originality, I thought bruce and tracy made a great team. you should definitely check it out if you want a few good laughs. thanks again paradise for stopping by.

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 

      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      This really looks like a great movie to me.

    • Stevennix2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Escareno 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Ann. Yeah, you are right about that, as most stuff isn't too original these days. it's just that i kind of expect more out of kevin smith, since he's usually known to come out with quality stuff. however, that's not to say "Cop Out" wasn't a great movie by any means. As I thought Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan made a great team, and were very funny in the film.

    • Ann Nonymous profile image

      Ann Nonymous 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I really want to see this. I love the cast and love a good cop buddy movie. And yeah it probably isn't that original but what is these days? Thanks for the review, Steven...I was waiting for this one!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)