Starring: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan and Seann William Scott
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Story: Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paul is his "partner-against-crime" whose preoccupation with his wife's alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality
Bottom Line: Director Kevin Smith tries to make this an homage film to some of the great Hollywood, buddy/cop movies but it works so hard to be what it’s trying to be that it misses the mark almost completely. No heart, little soul and a few chuckle-worthy moments (when there should have been more) make sitting thru COP OUT truly feel like you’re serving time.
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