Ride Along is a predictable buddy cop action-comedy that falls victim to an unoriginal cliched plot filled with more jokes than real story. Although the chemistry of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is good, Hart‘s manic demeanour becomes overbearing sometimes. The buddy cop genre is terribly cliched but a little more effort in story and characters would have gone a long way to making this a better film.

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SYNOPSIS: Ben (Kevin Hart), a mediocre security guard, must prove himself to his girlfriend’s brother James (Ice Cube), an Atlanta detective, by going on a 24-hour ride along.


Bits I Loved?

  • Good chemistry between Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.
  • Funny dialogue but not funny enough to lift the film over the other qualities it is lacking.

Bits I Hated?

  • Uninvolved, unoriginal, cliched plot.
  • Lack of character development or storytelling.
  • Relies heavily on Kevin Hart‘s manic demeanour.
  • Tim Story delivers an underwhelming attempt at an action-comedy with a relatively decent premise.


Is It Good?

Ride Along is a predictable buddy cop action-comedy that falls victim to Tim Story‘s inability to create adequate character development or storytelling in his films. Instead what is left is an unoriginal cliched plot filled with more jokes than real story. Although the chemistry of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is good, Hart‘s manic demeanour becomes overbearing sometimes. The buddy cop genre is terribly cliched but a little more effort in story and characters would have gone a long way to making this a better film. Ride Along is a very undemanding piece of action entertainment so if I were you, I’d just ride along and not expect anything.

Verdict

1 = Fair 2 = Good 3 = Very Good 4 = Excellent

★★☆☆ – Premise

☆☆☆☆ – Story

★☆☆☆ – Characters

★★☆☆ – Visual Effects

★★☆☆ – Dialogue

★★☆☆ – Visuals

★☆☆☆ – Soundtrack

★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆  3/10 – Pass

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