Ride Along

Ride Along

DVD - 2014
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A motor-mouthed high-school security guard joins his prospective brother-in-law, a decorated police detective, on a shift along the mean streets of Atlanta and learns that life on the force is no picnic in this action comedy from director Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Think Like a Man). Ben (Kevin Hart) longs to marry his gorgeous girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter), but before he can propose he must first get the approval of her tough-as-nails brother James (Ice Cube), a top detective in the Atlanta Police Department. When aspiring police officer Ben gets accepted into the academy, he finally musters the courage to ask for James' blessings. Still unconvinced that Ben has what it takes to provide for his beloved baby sister, James invites Ben on a ride-along through the toughest parts of town. At first James' efforts to terrify the young trainee go perfectly according to plan, but once the pair incur the wrath of Atlanta's most feared criminal, all bets are off.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE RID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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pandabear319
Sep 07, 2017

I Hate movies like these, However, It was decent.

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Onewhoissaved
Nov 28, 2016

"Ride Along" was released in 2014 but it was actually planned as far back as 2009. There was a lot of planning, rewrites, cast considerations; nothing slapped together in quick fashion. I didn't expect any real depth to the characters here and there isn't. But I was willing to sit through the 100 minutes. Humor is not what Ice Cube delivers with his angry scowl, which he delivered in every scene. Kevin Hart did alright except he looks too small for his own shoes. Watching Laurence Fishburne starring down at Kevin was silly. Kevin's girlfriend, Cube's sister, could have chosen an adult size boyfriend.

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solo1440
Jul 04, 2016

Not funny at all. Not what I was expecting.

one of the best comedies I have watched with my favorite actors

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tsartruffy
Jun 27, 2016

This movie may not be the funniest thing in the world but it was still a great movie.

Quimeras Mar 04, 2015

It is not remarkably funny but entertaining enough to watch once.

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simonbrenden
Feb 17, 2015

A poor film. Kevin Hart is the latest in a long line of fast-talking buffoons (Eddie Murphy and Chris Tucker). He is good at this but he needs better material to work with. Not recommended.

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JackamoJames
Feb 09, 2015

should have been funnier. With these two guys just WAITING to bust it up, the writing did not do their comedic antics justice. Maybe next time. Still worth a view if not just for an okay timewaster.

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michaelbrouillette
Jan 27, 2015

Not as funny as I was expecting, but still enjoyable.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Jan 24, 2015

Just another Kevin Hart attempt to make me laugh with him instead of at him.I had my dinner in my mouth laughing at this only a couple of times.

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jimg2000
Aug 20, 2014

Ben had a bad ride-along so far:

Ben: You want to know what's wrong? Everything is wrong. I don't know if I can do this.

Angela: What happened?

Ben: It's not what happened, it's what didn't happen, I met the damn devil today in the form of a child. Little boy was disrespectful. He didn't respect me as a man, he had a foul mouth. … We could start off there, or if you want, we could talk about the fact that I got confronted by a man-lady biker thing. … I didn't know what it was. All I know is she had a beard and breasts, but the fact I thought it was a man and spoke on it, I'm wrong "You got the beard, not me!" to top it off, I go to the farmers' market, I get into a dispute with a guy named Crazy Cody, he started pouring honey on his body, … I'm wrestling a man with honey!

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jimg2000
Aug 20, 2014

Ben: I don't need your blessing. This ain't Afghanistan. I'm not about to buy her with a goat. That girl loves me, man. That girl all of this. Breathe it in, 'cause it's in your face. I'm taking care of her, not you.

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