Let's Be Cops

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About this Film

Rollicking comedy 'Let's Be Cops' sees two best friends take the concept of dressing up to a whole new level as they assume fake identities as cops.

When the two pals realise just how convincing their police outfits are, they decide to make the most of the opportunity that has presented itself: They procure a patrol vehicle, pose as cops and enjoy the perks of their newfound 'job'. What could possibly go wrong? Well, as they're about to find out, rather a lot!

'Let's Be Cops' stars 'New Girl' favourites Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.

  • Released on
    29/08/14
  • Genre
    Action
  • Cast members
    Nina Dobrev, Angela Kerecz, Jake Johnson
  • Running time
    104 minutes
  • Directed by
    Luke Greenfield
  • Language
    English

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Total Film - 4/5 Stars

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Sometimes it pays to be simple. Case in point? Let’s Be Cops, a buddy comedy that takes one neat idea – wouldn’t it be cool to act like a cop? – then knocks it out the park. Located a couple of doors down from 21 Jump Street, Luke Greenfield’s caper also recalls the infectious recklessness of Catch Me If You Can and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, other films that hang on the notion of reinvention through deception. In New Girl actors Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., meanwhile, it boasts an instantly winning double act that, at its best, recalls the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon series.

Ohio natives in Los Angeles, Justin (Wayans) and Ryan (Johnson) have both reached 30 with sod-all to show for it. A timid games designer forever shouted down at meetings and a directionless loser living off the proceeds of a genital herpes ad, they’re both in a rut and they know it. Until, that is, they attend a costume party in borrowed LAPD uniforms and find themselves noticed, respected and hit upon for perhaps the first time in their lives. (“Even the cops think we’re cops!” marvels Ryan after their ruse is swallowed by the neighbourhood fuzz.)

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Brilliant Film

Reviewer: Amy22Date: 2014-09-01

Such a funny film. Just so so good would reccommend to anyone!

kayls

Reviewer: kayleigh2Date: 2014-08-29

best film yet!!!

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