Showtime

Showtime
Showtime
  • PG-13
  • 1h 32m
  • 2002
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Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy star in this story of a no-nonsense L.A.P.D. detective forced by department boss to team up with a brash actor wannabe on a new reality-based TV Show. When patrol officer Trey Sellars (Murphy) stumbles into an undercover operation by detective Mitch Preston (De Niro), he blows months of work to nail a drug gang. And when a TV news crew barges in with lights blazing, Mitch's temper explodes. It may be a police fiasco, but it's a ratings bonanza. Now, network executive Chase Renzi (Rene Russo) wants to star the two in a series--Sellars' dream come true and Preston's worst nightmare. They may be at each other's throats in this spoof of buddy cop movies, but right now it's Showtime.
© 2002 Warner Bros. --U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda. © 2002 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited --All Other Territories.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten25%
Critics Consensus: Showtime starts out as a promising satire of the buddy cop genre. Unfortunately, it ends up becoming the type of movies it is satirizing.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Mark Caro
Rotten

The thinness of the conception gives the actors so little room to maneuver that they turn in unifo...

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Jessica Winter
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90 punitive minutes of eardrum-dicing gunplay, screeching-metal smashups, and flaccid odd-couple s...

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
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This has the feel of something that was written by committee and it's all been done before.

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson
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So pleased with its own spoofy conceit it stays in annoyingly self-amused, predictable mode.

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Stephen Hunter
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It's not so much the generally preposterous premise as it is its sloppy handling that completely u...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A funny movie for adults and older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of action violence, including a special highly destructive gun that can blow up a car or knock down a house. Characters are killed (offscreen). Characters deal in drugs and illegal weapons. The police violate police procedure and abuse the rights of suspects and prisoners, manipulating one into talking without his lawyer present and getting into a fistfight with others. Characters use strong language, including comic sexual references.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:March 15, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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