Ride Along 2014

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(96) IMDb 6.1/10
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High school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) tries to prove himself worthy of marrying decorated detective James' (Ice Cube) sister on a ride-along through Atlanta's most dangerous streets.

Starring:
Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Ride Along

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Tim Story
Starring Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter
Supporting actors Bryan Callen, Dragos Bucur, Jacob Latimore, Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores, Jr., Jay Pharoah, Gary Owen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill, John Leguizamo, Kevin Hart
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. C. Wall on 8 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
Just watched this today, can't wait to get it on DVD. Kevin Hart makes this movie, by bouncing off ice cube's cool stature. Amazing to switch off and let the comedy sink in. Loved every second!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on 10 May 2014
Format: DVD
I wasn't expecting much from Ride Along. After I heard about the poor reviews, I thought it would provide me with a few laughs, but little else. But it was much funny than I thought. I laughed frequently throughout the movie, the most I have for sometime and had a great time. It's not a top-class movie, but if you look at it for what it is, there's little to fault. Recommended for comedy fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By diamondeano on 16 April 2014
Format: DVD
Saw this when it came out. Wasn't expecting much, as not seen either of these 2 before and was pleasantly pleased that we opted for this film. Small cinema and a lot of applause at the end. Been a long time since I've experienced that !! Kevin Hart is so funny and I cant agree with previous comments re Wil Smith, Martin Lawrence etc, thought he was much funnier than them.
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By Kishore Mehta on 26 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
Universal 2014 presents a comedy starring Ice Cube as detective James. Kevin Hart is security guard Ben. Also stars John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne, Jay Pharoah, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Gary Owen, Jacob Latimore, Dragons Bucur, Benjamin Flores Jr. You might like 21 Jump St, Friday, Boyz In The Hood, XXX2. Jay Phoroah does great impressions on SNL. See Ice Cube's music (solo stuff and NWA). Thought it was night but they were indoors. Daft that James turns away a car because of it's make. Interesting soundtrack. Ben is playing an online video game. Call Of Duty perhaps. Good graphics. His girlfriend has nice legs. Ramone is a 17 year old getting a lecture from Ben. Ben has joined the police academy. He also wants to marry his girl Angela. He needs to prove himself to her brother James. He is invited onto a ride along. Think Training Day, R.I.P.D, 48 Hours, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Beverly Hills Cop, Robocop, Turner & Hooch, Rush Hour, Tango & Cash, Timecop, Blue Strike, The Heat.The trailer was OK. Slightly amusing. Can't help compare Kevin Hart to Chris Tucker. He is annoying. There is a hot brunette with big boobs in the strip club. Feel sorry for Ben at one point. The blonde in red is nice. Good amount of violence and swearing. One cop reminds me of Donal McIntyre. No special features. The villain Omar is hidden. See the Amazon reviews. Out to buy now.
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Format: DVD
‘Ride Along’ is the definition of a ‘popcorn film.’ It’s something to watch, but not something you’re likely to remember for too long. It does the job. Just.

It’s about a tough cop who takes his (completely UN-cop-like) future brother in law along on – you guessed it – a ride along, in order to prove that he has what it takes to romance his sister. Of course things don’t go to plan when they’re forced to tangle with a major criminal gang.

It’s supposed to be a comedy., but is it funny? Sort of. In places. And that’s about all you’ll need to know. If you’re bored and want something to put on to rest your brain, you could do worse than this. Ice Cube is the ‘tough cop’ and he’s not really known for his acting (let alone his comedic talents), but he just about does the job okay. Kevin Hart plays his annoying soon-to-be relative. Sometimes he gets it right, i.e. he’s funny. Other times he plays it a little too over-the-top and becomes too annoying to be believable. Laurence Fishburne turns up. Doesn’t do much apart from progress the plot into clichéd territory.

So, like I say, if you’re bored and this one comes on the TV, then give it a watch. You’ll probably enjoy it. Whether you want to spend too much money seeking it out is another matter.
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By Blood on 1 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
The beginning months of the year are never the greatest time for comedic films, but you certainly can't go wrong when Kevin Hart is your lead actor. He's quickly rising to the top, starring in popular movies like "Think Like a Man" and "The Five-Year Engagement" in the past few years. Though his new movie "Ride Along" never surpasses some of his more funnier work, that isn't to say it's not good. It had me laughing throughout, and I'm betting it will do the same to you.

The story centers around Ben (Kevin Hart), a fast talking security guard who wants to marry his long-time girlfriend Angela. The only thing standing in his way is her brother James, played by Ice Cube, a decorated police officer who isn't exactly fond of him. In order to prove he's worthy, Ben is forced to go on a ride along and is quickly wrapped up into the scary crime-scene of Atlanta. As you can imagine, the hilarity ensues.

This definitely isn't a movie to take too seriously, just sit back and enjoy it. Hart easily carries the film and provides most, if not all, of the laughs. It may not be the greatest comedy out there, but it would make a killer Friday-night rental. Rated PG-13 for violence and language, "Ride Along" is fun and entertaining.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
You've got to like Kevin Hart's histrionic comedy to really enjoy this buddy movie. It is not my cup of tea but it was just about bearable for an hour and thirty nine minutes.
This is a watchable comedy about a wannabe cop in love with a hard nosed detective's sister who goes on a ride along to prove himself worthy. It is all very predictable even the 'twist' but it is well done and its a good HD print and soundtrack.
Ice Cube is still cool even despite his co-star and the cast do a good job but you really need to like Hart to enjoy this. Perhaps I'm just too old!
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