Showtime Synopsis
Two cops (Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy) work on a reality-based TV show.
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Critic Ratings

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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What the movie lacks in coherence it makes up for in zest, well-founded self-delight and a sharpshooter's eye for the absurdities of...
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Humorous but much too predictable send-up of reality TV and the sheer banality of it all.
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63

Boston Globe

Would seem to be surefire casting. The catch is that they're stuck with a script that prevents them from firing on all cylinders.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A lame buddy-cop movie that squanders stars De Niro and Eddie Murphy as it races from one cliche to the next, blithely unconcerned with...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's funny in the opening scenes and then forgets why it came to play.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
De Niro's scowl and Murphy's sass are inherently funny, though in this case both actors are forced to call in moviegoers' long-established...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A flat-out cynical attempt to launch a new Lethal Weapon-like franchise.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A disgrace to the talents of Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy, but it's not enough just to say that. It's also a disgrace to the talents of...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
De Niro seems to be reacting to nothing so much as the lame movie he's stuck in.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Add Showtime to the pile of Hollywood dreck that represents nothing more than the art of the deal.
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I have watched this movie since i was small an all around great movie...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Action Violence and Some Drug Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ A funny movie for adults and older teens.
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