Willis and Morgan are longtime NYPD partners on the trail of – get this – a stolen baseball card in a movie that, despite its lazy 80s “action movie” vibe is still pretty funny on a scene-by-scene basis.
Willis plays a hardass cop and seems to have fun sending up his own image. Morgan is a cartoon character, a live-action Bill the Cat, who is given a lot of leeway with jokes that range from inspired to painfully unfunny.
Director Smith’s biggest box office hit to date is also the first film he did not also write. Although I’m not a fan of Cop Out, I’m happy for his success. I have always maintained that Smith was a far stronger writer than a director. Hopefully next time, he’ll change it up in the other direction.
The original title was A Couple of Dicks but considering all the fuss made over Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it’s understandable why the title got changed. (Warner Bros.)
— DENNIS WILLIS