Let's Be Cops

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"Fake Cops. Real Trouble."
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (139,720)
  • 30

Two struggling friends, Justin (played by Damon Wayans Jr.) and Ryan (played by Jake Johnson), are both in desperate need of a break in life. While going to a college reunion dressed as cops, they realize how much respect and attention people give to the men in uniform. So, they decide to keep wearing the police uniforms and pretend to be cops for good; however, things quickly get out of control.

Justin is a video game designer who has been trying to get his company off the ground for years, but without success. Ryan is a former college quarterback who never made it to the pros and has been struggling to find his place in the world ever since. They both share a deep sense of dissatisfaction with their lives and would do anything to change their fortunes.

While walking in the streets dressed as cops, Justin and Ryan are mistaken for real police officers by a group of people who ask for their help. Fueled by their newfound sense of power and importance, the two friends decide to keep up the charade and pretend to be cops full-time. They start patrolling the streets, busting petty criminals, and saving people in distress. People start to respect and admire them, and they become the talk of the town.

However, their fun and games turn serious when they get caught up in a dangerous gang war. Unbeknownst to them, the criminals they are messing with are not ordinary petty thieves but dangerous drug dealers who will stop at nothing to protect their turf. As Justin and Ryan delve deeper into their roles as fake cops, they realize they are not equipped to handle this level of danger and violence.

Things get even more complicated when they get involved with a beautiful woman named Josie (played by Nina Dobrev), who happens to be the niece of a real detective. As their lies start to catch up with them, they must decide whether to come clean and face the consequences or continue living a dangerous lie.

The movie Let's Be Cops is a hilarious action-comedy that explores friendship, identity, and the allure of power. It highlights how easily people can be hypnotized by the sight of a uniform and the respect that comes with it. The movie is also a commentary on the state of law enforcement in America, and how the public perception of police officers has changed over the years.

The chemistry between Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson is fantastic, and they bounce off each other with natural ease. Rob Riggle delivers a hilarious performance as a real police officer who is sick of the bureaucracy and red tape that comes with his job. The supporting cast, including Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, and Keegan-Michael Key, is also outstanding.

The action sequences in the movie are well-crafted and exciting without being too over-the-top. The humor is sharp and clever, and the jokes never feel forced or stale. From the opening scene to the end credits, Let's Be Cops is a wild ride that never loses its momentum.

Overall, Let's Be Cops is a movie that is worth watching for anyone who appreciates a good action-comedy. It's clever, well-acted, and entertaining from start to finish. If you're looking for a feel-good movie that will make you laugh out loud, then Let's Be Cops is definitely worth a watch.

Let's Be Cops is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 30.

Let's Be Cops
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    6.4  (139,720)
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