Ride Along

Ride Along
Ride Along
  • PG-13
  • 1h 39m
  • 2014
Rotten18%
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For the past two years, high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated detective James (Ice Cube) that he’s more than just a video game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister. When Ben finally gets accepted into the police academy, James invites him on a ride-along designed to scare the hell out of him and ultimately demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. Also starring John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne, Ride Along is an action-packed comedy with big thrills and even bigger laughs.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten18%
Critics Consensus: Kevin Hart's livewire presence gives Ride Along a shot of necessary energy, but it isn't enough to rescue this would-be comedy from the buddy-cop doldrums.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Jake Wilson
Rotten

It's a typically absurd, exaggerated spiel but with a grim undertone that resonates later on, so t...

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Rotten

Ice Cube is a man with two expressions, while Hart has become a ubiquitous presence.

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Romantic chemistry is rare in the movies, comic chemistry rarer still, and sadly there isn't much...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Rotten

The impression is very much that director Tim Story has shaken down the genre for its most hackney...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Odd-couple buddy-cop flick is violent, predictable but fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ride Along is a buddy cop comedy with lots of gunplay, fistfights, and car chases, and a few impressive explosions. Some scenes include lots of blood, but the movie's less-than-serious tone makes the action seem less brutal. Expect moderate swearing (mostly variations on "s--t") and some creative sexual innuendo.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:January 17, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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