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Let's Be Cops

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Luke Greenfield

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About the Movie

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. Two slackers hatch an outrageous plan to impersonate police officers. Before long, the pair are confiscating chronic, scoring hot babes and recklessly racing through the streets in a squad car they found online. But when they get tangled up with actual mobsters, these fake cops find themselves in hot pursuit of real trouble.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 77
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 63
  • Average Rating: 3.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: "You've been watching too many movies," says a detective (Andy Garcia) during an interrogation in "Let's Be Cops." The same could be said for the filmmakers, who hit predictable beats in this disposable comedy. – Andy Webster, New York Times, Aug 14, 2014

Rotten: As a film, Let's Be Cops glides in the same way its characters do. Though it charms, it's difficult to ignore how many times we've seen this story played out before. – Brittany Spanos, Village Voice, Aug 14, 2014

Rotten: The chillingly gung-ho darkness that Johnson lends his comic riffs would be the story, if only the director, Luke Greenfield, didn't play the movie solely for laughs, which are few and far between. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Sep 22, 2014

Rotten: None of this is as riotously zany as it wants to be. – Tom Russo, Boston Globe, Aug 14, 2014

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Customer Reviews

An Original, Uproarious Comedy

I can’t exactly explain why or how I ended up liking “Let’s Be Cops” as much as I did. I guess it’s one of those situations where my expectations were at such an average level, mixed with the fact that I was really in need of something to fill the void of late summer, that I was able to just sit back and enjoy myself. Because frankly, on paper this movie doesn’t really work. The plot alone is extremely ridiculous, but luckily the actors bring the film alive and push the reality of their shenanigans to the back of your mind. And though it does require you to suspend a good amount of your disbelief, it just may surprise you with the amount of laughs to be had.

Set in Los Angeles, it follows two best friends who decide on attending a costume party as full fledged cops. Suddenly realizing that people are mistaking them for the real deal, they begin to take advantage of their circumstances as they up the ante more and more. But simultaneously they become wrapped up in the local mob and must complete a mission they got themselves into.

Told in a hilarious self-aware style that makes fun of the normal buddy-cop cliches, it proves to be more original than anticipated. The lead duo played by Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. show great chemistry and deliver a series of uproariously funny moments that seem to never end. It may not be the most sophisticated comedy (with this being more on the raunchy side) but I still got a huge kick out of it and would highly recommend it to those interested.

Funny and good movie

When i first saw this movie it was very funny. It also shows a message about how to not personate a cop in real life or getting into a bad situation with drug dealers.


Was somewhat comical, but not as funny as it was made out to be. They really picked the wrong actors for this movie.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2014

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