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Comedy cop caper
Thursday 6th March 2014 @ 12:55 by Nigel Skinner
Film Reviews


It’s Oscar time again and if you’re feeling a bit sick of all that blockbuster hype, I think I may have found the ideal film for you.

Short, sweet and funny, Ride Along is an
action packed thrilling comedy that should get you chuckling!

When security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela – James’
sister things get a little messy.

I have to say I really enjoyed this one. A
genuinely funny light hearted comedy with a dash of action thrown in for good measure and really huge explosions.

The story is a simple one and originality is key when it comes to making a hit film and this one ticked that box for sure. With a great plot it was bound to be a hit in the cinema.

While some may say the cop comedy genre is dead I think we may be witnessing its resurrection here.

But why is the story so good I hear you ask? Well, it’s just an easy film to watch, and that’s the way I like my movies, so there.

Just something to watch with the loved one or even a big group of mates and be still mulling it over on the way home. I don’t like to give too much away in my reviews so I’ll just urge you to believe me and go watch it for yourself!

The movie is set alight by the two big names that drive it along throughout. The incredibly
funny Kevin Hart and the ice cold Ice Cube, two very funny guys who slot seamlessly into a cop film like this.

The casting and the terrific screenplay are the backbone of this film. Watching with a full
cinema is a great way to judge if a movie is
funny and I can tell you this one got the required reaction.

But when you aren’t laughing you’re enthralled as the action unfolds before your eyes, I genuinely found myself engrossed. I suppose I am a critic, here to criticize, but honestly I can’t.

It’s funny and full of fast action that holds your attention. I’m sure if I tried I could unearth the odd faux pas but why should I, you’ll probably be too busy laughing to spot it.

If like me, you saw the trailer and were
intrigued, the chances are you’ll love the full 99 minutes. But even if you’re a little sceptical I’d go and give it a watch, just to be sure.

It’s one of those films that you find yourself
encouraging you friends to see and I’m pretty sure they’ll love it too.

If you’re a little stuck for things to do this
weekend then why not pop down to Cineworld, grab yourself some popcorn, sit back and unwind, while you watch this one unwind. It might be just what you need.

Fraser Cottrell