Let's Be Cops Sunday, 21 July 2019

Let's Be Cops

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Bunch of twerks.

  • Starring:

    Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Garcia, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian

  • Directed by:

    Luke Greenfield

  • Running time:

    104 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, shot at, punched, wrestled, held at gunpoint, slapped, kicked, pile-driven, king hit, bound, head-butted, interrogated, tortured, dragged, hooded, waterboarded. People thrown through a window, thrown from high ledge. Fender bender, reckless driving. Objects thrown, property damage, broken glass, break-and-enter. Shooting cops mentioned. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody wounds, bloody mouth, bloody nose, blood spurt, bruising, scars. Photos of bloody victims/bodies. Bleeding out mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Erotic dancing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, nude man, half-nude woman (back view), shirtless man. Sexual-themed gestures, innuendo. Genital herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Smoking a crack pipe (crystal meth), marijuana. Drug-induced vision. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Gambling. Weed mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory term for police officers. Gender stereotypes, racial references, ethnic humour. Obscene hand gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Police work, costume parties, video game design, football, impersonating a police officer, mobsters, roommates, surveillance, undercover work, underachievers, karaoke.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Spitting, gagging. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Raucous, amusing, watchable. Slick tech values, savvy soundtrack, appealing leads, simple premise, fun closing credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, slow-paced, weird, ridiculous, confusing, sloppy, over-edited, overlong, hyperactive, shoddy, homophobic. Flat jokes, heavy exposition, insulting ending, mostly humourless, lame script, poor direction, tired gags.

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