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Let's Be Cops (15)


Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

The critical consensus

A bolt from the blue – not least because it’s from the director of The Girl Next Door and Something Borrowed…

****(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 25/08/2014

Let’s Be Cops is an amiable watch that succeeds in spite of its many flaws, but you can’t help but wonder what someone like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Shane Black or Superbad's Greg Mottola might have done had they got hold of it.

***(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The List, 26/08/2014

The dopey duo have a few decent lines, though Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum already showed us how to do the pseudo-cop routine in the Jump Street pictures.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 28/08/2014

It’s rarely laugh-out-loud funny and stretches credibility to breaking point but I’ll settle for a few dumb laughs in today’s grim world.

***(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 28/08/2014

Luke Greenfield's cop-impersonation comedy is by turns boring, exasperating and infuriating.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 31/08/2014

Noisy gunplay, screaming homophobia and stale gags that couldn’t get arrested at any other time of the year.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 24/08/2014

Needless to say, laughs are thin on the ground.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 30/08/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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