This film is a film that fits nicely into the police comedy genre that includes films like Lethal Weapon and Naked Gun. It is up against some pretty hot competition, and it manages to hold its own.
The action sequences are well made and exciting, and there are enough of them to keep the movie going. The comedy scenes are funny and typical of the humour you would expect from Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The plot is good, although at times slightly implausable, but it is an action film that goes with the territory and it needs something on which to build the comedy element. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence play their respective parts well, especially as this was quite an early outing in the film career of Will Smith.
Overall the film was very enjoyable. However, for no particular reason I don't think it was quite as good as the lethal weapon series, towards the end of its run the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover was just so. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith had some chemistry, but the whole movie seemed too forced, un-natural. That, and the fact that every scene change in the first half an hour is accompanied by the same pleasant but, after half an hour, very irritating piece of music, is why I give this film 4 out of 5.
I suppose I'm being too fussy. I would recommend this movie to anyone (obviously over the age of 18) and it is well worth having!!