Ride Along Friday, 03 April 2020

Ride Along

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Flat. Tires.

  • Starring:

    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne

  • Directed by:

    Tim Story

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are shot, shot at, pursued, pushed, punched, kicked, car-jacked, slapped, grabbed, hit with objects, poked, threatened, headlocked, wrestled, arrested, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed. Dangerous driving, motorcycle accidents, vehicle pursuit, vehicle rollover, damaged vehicles. Shootout, smashed glass, explosions, grenades, burning debris. Objects thrown, property damage. Target practice (shooting). Schoolyard brawling. Videogame violence (shooting, punching, war-zone setting). Arguing, yelling. References to war in Afghanistan, military service. Getting stabbed by hep-C needles mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound, bloody clothing. People on stretchers. Corpse, blood splatter, missing limb (video gameplay). Legs blown off (mentioned).


    Kissing, undressing, ogling. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Shirtless man, man in underwear. References to sex acts. Couple seen in bed together. Reference to paedophilia. Strip-club setting (pole-dancing, women in lingerie).


    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Intoxication. Morphine administered.


    F-word, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-callling. Terms for genitals. Gender, police, relationship, biker, ethnic, cultural, racial, mental illness stereotypes. Midget joke. Religious exclamations.


    Police work, siblings, in-laws, mentoring, rookies, humiliation, sidekicks, video games, weapons knowledge, practical jokes, trust, engagement, gangsters, dirty cops, corruption, illegal arms dealing.


    Hospital setting. Spitting. Dead dog mentioned.


    Watchable, amusing, competent. Effectively choreographed, appealing cast, frantic action, broad appeal, good comic timing, passable chemistry between leads. Has potential.


    Mushy, typical, familiar, formulaic, brainless, underwritten, clichéd, un-smart, unfunny, generic, trite, predictable, uneven, lazy, listless, junky, sloppy, uninspired, dreadful, shoddy. Modest story, lazy script, over-reaching performances, stupid finale, mouldy gags. Dull, convoluted plot.

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