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Movie Reviews | By on Mar 15th, 2002

Starring Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, William Shatner
Written By: Jorge Saralegui, Keith Sharon
Directed By: Tom Dey

Basically the story is about two different kind of cops being forced to work with each other on a TV reality series. De Niro plays the usual tough cop that knows everything and has been through a lot.

Eddie Murphy plays a cop that puts up caution tape and off duty tries to be an actor. I actually liked this movie. It was a funny flick. I thought Eddie Murphy and De Niro would be a weird combination but it wasn’t. They make a great combo. Eddie Murphy stole the show, I think, because it’s something similar to his roles in the 80s. He’s not the cop that knows everything, which is somewhat different for him to play. But it seemed to me, that he has the funnier moments. One scene that was great was when he tries to put on a fake purse snatching with his actor friend, in front of the producer of the TV show. Once he gets the job, he overacts to try to get the attention of the producers, one of the played by Rene Russo.

De Niro is also funny. His character hates Hollywood and TV. He has some funny scenes when he has to do a confessional, and basically waste the 5 minutes he’s suppose to do by shaving, just sitting there looking at his watch, and making fun of Hollywood cop lines like “make my day.” William Shatner makes a cameo as the TV show’s director and he plays himself. He teaches Murphy’s character about the right facial expression, and how to say his lines right.

The movie was funny, but it also seems to fall flat in some areas. It could have been a lot better in certain scenes, that could have been funnier. Also, There’s a minute of outtakes that were fun to see. This is not a movie to rush out in see, but I think it’s worth a look.

Favorite Scenes: when Eddie Murphy is acting as a tough cop in front of Rene Russo because he wants the acting gig for the TV cops show.
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