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When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother -- a hot-tempered cop -- to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
Action Comedy - This is an action comedy aimed primarily at an urban young adult
audience. Fans of stars Ice Cube and especially Kevin Hart will
enjoy though other known faces such as John Leguizamo and Laurence
Fishburne have limited screen time. Language and violence make the
film too intense for kids.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average It offers generic action, a trite storyline, a predictable ending, uneven comedy, and passable chemistry between the leads.
Roger EbertFull Review Average 'Ride Along' really isn't much of a movie, but the quality that makes it mostly watchable, and occasionally enjoyable, is the fact that it seems to know that it isn't much of a movie, and doesn't push against that fact too much.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Save for a story so clichéd it nearly derails the film, Ride Along discovers something wholly unique in Kevin Hart.
Washington PostFull Review Above Average An enjoyable break from the Oscar blues
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 48 moviegoers:
TEENS: Four of the five males enjoyed "Ride Along" very much with the fifth one rating it "average." The two females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Four males loved it and two rated it "above average." Three of the females loved it, one rated it "above average," but one hated it.
ADULTS:Approximately half the males and females loved "Ride Along." Most of the remaining reviews indicate an "average" movie. Just a small percentage rated it "poor."
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying
to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he's more than just a
video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela (TIKA SUMPTER of Tyler
Perry's A Madea Christmas, television's The Have and Have Nots). When Ben
finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned
policeman's respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take
care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out
of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious
criminal in the city, James will
find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets
speeding at it.