Overly reliant on the undoubted chemistry between its two leads, Let’s Be Cops joins a pantheon of inoffensive, yet instantly forgettable, summer comedies.
Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans Jr.) are two layabouts who have lost their way in post-economic crisis America. In an attempt to liven up their lives, they don police uniforms and inadvertently become involved in stopping nefarious criminal activity. Go figure.
Though not an unpleasant watch, the film is littered with clunky editing and an entirely derivative narrative. Let’s Be Cops doesn’t outstay its welcome, but it won’t linger long in the mind either.
While not devoid of humorous moments, Let’s Be Cops falls woefully short of the comedic heights of this year’s 22 Jump Street.
CAST: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle
DIRECTOR: Luke Greenfield
WRITERS: Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas
SYNOPSIS: Two struggling roommates don police uniforms for a party and then become entangled in the LA criminal underworld.