“Let’s be Cops” Review:
“Let’s be Cops” is mannered to the point of absurdity. The film has some laughing moments, but it is not that funny. To describe its absurdity is that it is way to similar to other cop comedies. The movie is all preposterous—fake cops, and a lacking storyline. The film’s climax is the fake cops in a massive shoot-out; from how the film was advertised, the climax did not add up to me.
The movie was written and directed by Luke Greenfield, whose “The Animal” and “Something Borrowed” showed a similar taste in ridiculousness. Only thing though, the plots were quirky, and the stars in them were decent. “Let’s Be Cops” is a quirky idea and not worth it.
Two pals Ryan and Justin (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) decide to go to a costume party dressed up as police officers. Surprisingly, everyone assumes they are real police officers. This makes them decide to run with being fake police officers. When they do this, these two idiots get tangled in a real life web of mobsters; they must put their fake badges on the line.
The fact that “Let’s be Cops” actually is a disaster explains how lame the film is. Audiences that enjoy cop-comedies and watch “Let’s be Cops” will expect themselves to be laughing non-stop, and I was not laughing that much.
Is there any evidence why this movie is not worth it? No. Does the characters have much chemistry? No. Is it worth it? If you are ok with wasting your money on a crappy comedy than go for it.