Review Date: September 09, 1999
Director: Les Mayfield
Writer: M. Berry, J. Blumenthal, S. Carpenter
Producers: Toby Jaffe, Neal H. Moritz
Don't get me wrong here, folks, I don't go into these films expecting awesome screenplays and deep characters anyway, so I won't bother rating this film on that unrelated scale. You go to see this kind of movie because you want to laugh. Did I laugh? Yes, I laughed a-plenty and it eased away, at least for that sweet moment, some of the pain that continually drips through my useless existence from the minute I step out of my grungy bed in the mornings, to the moment I drop the proverbial kleenex in the toilet bowl at nights (Just kidding! Just wanted to make sure that people are actually reading my reviews all the way through :). Gotcha! Anyway, back to my critique. Martin Lawrence is a funny man, and if you don't think he's funny, do not go see this movie, because besides him, there ain't much else going on. Consider it a BEVERLY HILLS COP Junior, cloned within 48 HOURS, but without the over-abundancy of swear words. I also enjoyed it from a child's perspective, since Lawrence's character was essentially getting away with everything that I wanted to be as a kid...and kickin' some mighty ass in the meantime, I must say! All in all, a funny, safe Martin Lawrence vehicle based on a cute premise.