Barely makes "B" list, in my opinion
3 faults with this movie jump out within the first 5 minutes.
1) lousy camera angles (specially mid-way thru, when the main character
is racing thru the city with lights/siren, and the camera is in a
'chase' car behind. while most directors would b sure to zoom in on the
first car, instead the 'chase' car's lights are shown in the scene)
2) having an inter-racial partnership as main theme. this has been done
hundreds of times, and doesn't really work here. especially when it's
an obvious clone of Miami vice. I think if both partners were
African-American, the story would be more believable.
3) IF you're going to do #2 above, at least pair up 2 actors that can
carry the story. I loved DMX's character. However, trying to force the
viewer to believe a 72 yr old man would be his partner is ridiculous.
Anyone with common sense knows that there is absolutely no way any
police force would allow a 72 yr old officer to be an 'everyday'
detective, that would be cruising the streets on a daily basis. It
would be highly likely that they'd be enjoying retirement, or at best,
would be behind a desk. I would hope Hollywood has more imagination
than to keep churning out the same old story-line, every time it wants
to do a cop themed movie. How many more do we have to put up with,
before we see something new?.
This movie will deteriorate your brain.
I took the time to sign up to IMDb solely to express my utter contempt
for this waste of film.
I didn't think it was possible to cast the worst actors in the world
all in the same movie, but they managed. Terrible acting... sounds like
they are reading from the script (for the first time). Not to mention
this movie has been done so many times before.
The main character (the black detective who couldn't detect a crime if
it fell out of the sky and landed on his face.) actually invoked an
emotion in me. Anger... His acting was so terrible it actually made me
mad. (Oh yeah, PS.. Take off those unbelievably ridiculous sunglasses.)
What a tool.
I give this movie a 1 (since there is no option for 0) I would like
that 120 minutes of my life back..