“Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.”
What we have here, is solidly the second best buddy cop comedy for the year, and that is indeed some praise to be had. And in the vein of the aforementioned film, this one has a few similarities. Firstly, for a first time partnering in a feature film, the chemistry between Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson is really good. I know they work together on a series, but that doesn’t mean they would be able to carry an entire movie. To their credit they do very well to do so, with the help of the always funny Rob Riggle and Keegan Key. There are some similarities in the plot points also, but how much can you really expect from a buddy cop comedy. That being said, there is surprisingly more plot development here than I would have expected, which is mostly a really good thing. There is also a decent blend here of lower and higher brow humour, but this is definitely an adult movie. It’s really surprising how great of a year this has been for rated comedies. So if you’re looking for a pretty decent laugh, from a good assemble cast, with some great laugh out loud moments give this movie a check. These kind of comedies not your thing, then wait for something else to come out.
Review Score : 7 out of 10