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Cop Out

Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott

Directed by Kevin Smith
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February 25, 2010

Kevin Smith has taken so much stupid heat for being "too fat to fly" that it would be sweet to report that Cop Out is a return to form for the writer-director of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. But Smith didn't even write this hit-and-miss gag machine. The credit goes to the Cullen brothers, Robb and Mark. Smith directs, that's it, and oversees a fun rapport between Bruce Willis and comedy MVP Tracy Morgan as NYPD partners trying to track down an invaluable baseball card before getting killed by Mexicans and annoyed to death by a stoner burglar (Seann William Scott). An early scene of Morgan scaring a perp with tough dialogue from movies reminded me of primo Smith. Other scenes not so much. But if you're like me, diluted Smith is still better than no Smith at all.

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