||Cop Out (Blu-ray)
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Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan
Seann William Scott
Never Before Seen Extended Scenes And Outtakes
PIP Moments With Kevin Smith And Seann Williams Scott
Walks-On By Kevin Smith
Wisdom From The S*** Bandits
Factoids About The Movie
Video: Widescreen 2.40:1 Color
Audio: English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Run Time: 107 min
Synopsis from DVD Cover:
Action star Bruce Willis and ace comic Tracy Morgan play bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops. Kevin Smith directs this gritty, goofball goings-on as the guys hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card, a hunt plunging them into a gunslinging war with a deadly drug ring: Batter up, fans. The boys are ready to take you out to the ol' brawl game!
After a particularly bad day on the job, longtime partners Jimmy (Bruce Willis) and Paul (Tracy Morgan) are placed on a 30-day unpaid suspension and forced to give up their guns and badges for a month. This is especially bad news for Jimmy, who has the looming debt monster of his daughter's wedding to worry about-so he does what every down on his financial luck cop does and tries to sell a baseball card for $80,000. It all goes wrong, though, when drug gangs get involved, and much shooting ensues.
I think one of the deciding factors as to whether or not you'll enjoy this odd little cop-buddy comedy is your opinion of Tracy Morgan. If you don't usually find his humor funny, there's no way you'll make it through the whole movie. I happen to think he's hilarious, and I'm a sucker for Bruce Willis no matter what he's in, so I was able to pull back my critic claws and see this for what it is-a dumb comedy with some very funny moments that isn't the best work from its leads or director but also, isn't the mess it's been presented as by critics.
There's a lot wrong with this one, that's for sure, most especially the parts involving the "bad guys" like gang-banger stereotype Poh Boy (Guillermo Diaz) and his bad-acting posse. Of course there had to be villains, but these are a little confusing and seem to be more of an add-in than an actual presence. Morgan and Willis are kind of a refreshing novelty as partners who actually get along (for the most part), and Seann William Scott is a pretty funny side character who spends a lot of time riding around in a car with Willis and Morgan and cracking jokes about Morgan's character's wife. Also, in a role that doesn't have much going for it in the way of screen time, Adam Brody is great as a cop semi-rival to Paul and Jimmy.
The DVD version of "Cop Out" doesn't have much in its bonus material section. The Blu-ray, on the other hand, has extended scenes, outtakes, some great featurettes and "factoids" about the movie.
Don't let all the horrible reviews scare you away-"Cop Out" isn't nearly as bad as some would have you believe, and as a goofy buddy cop tale with a bunch of problems, offers quite a few laughs.