Story | Aug 12, 2014
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Story | Aug 13, 2014 | 10:30 AMThe mix of raucous buffoonery and violent mayhem isn't exactly seamless, and the laugh-out-loud moments come with conspicuously less frequency during a third act that suggests a rough draft for "Bad Boys 3." Still, "Let's Be Cops" should generate solid late-summer box office, if only because of trailers and TV spots that smartly exploit the sporadically hilarious funny business in helmer Luke Greenfield's farce about underachievers who boost their self-esteem by pretending to be LAPD patrolmen. Relatively restrained by the contemporary standards of R-rated raunch, the film could conceivably reach beyond its young-male target demographic during theatrical play and homescreen afterlife.
Story | Aug 13, 2014 | 12:05 AM
The laughs are loud, lewd and low in "Let's Be Cops," a spoof of cop "buddy pictures" that is pretty much the definition of "an August comedy." The last month of summer is typically a dumping ground for titles studios don't have high hopes for....
Story | Aug 14, 2014 | 7:50 AM
There are two elements in a buddy cop movie serious or funny that have to work. The cops need to connect as friends and be entertaining. "Let's Be Cops" comes close on both, but it never finds the energy or excitement to help the comedy work. This tale...
Story | Aug 7, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Who needs critics? 20th Century Fox is pulling upbeat bon mots from Twitter about "Let's Be Cops" -- the goofy buddy-cop comedy picture that bows Aug. 13 -- into TV ads shortly after the tweets are posted. The studio is working with social-media...