Cop Out (15)

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It seemed that Kevin Smith couldn't go any lower than Jersey Girl, but this comedy thriller is the dismal evidence that he can.

Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan play New York cops who bungle their way to being suspended, but then get a shot at redemption when a murder case falls into their lap. The script includes a knock-knock joke that seems to last for years – and then dies on its punchline. Willis smirks quietly through the mess, but Morgan's gurning and shouting are insufferable; he makes even Martin Lawrence look funny. The single laugh in it was Kevin Pollak's Robert De Niro impersonation, which took him approximately 0.5 seconds. The film itself lasts 107 minutes.

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