It's January, when lemons fall off the Hollywood tree like assault weapons. Certainly the sourest comedy in the bunch is Ride Along, a collection of moldy gags that director Tim Story tries to polish. Not with these turds, pal. Ice Cube stars as an Atlanta detective who gives a ride-along to his sister's boo (Kevin Hart, way better than his material) to prove he's a shit-talking security-guard punk who's "about one chromosome short of being a midget." These are the jokes. I suggest you sit this ride out.
From The Archives Issue 1201: January 30, 2014