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Ride Along 2014

Amazon Instant Video

(152) IMDb 6.1/10

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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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

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
Ben "The Black Hammer" Barber (Kevin Hart) is living with Angela (Tika Sumpter) the sister of super cop James Payton (Ice Cube). Ben works as a school security guard and aspires to be a policeman like James. Ben plays video games and is not highly thought of by James. When Ben asks James permission to marry his sister, James wants Ben to prove himself by going on a "ride along." While James puts Ben through the comedy ringer, he is looking for the elusive Omar (Laurence Fishburne), a major crime boss in the city.

The plot was fairly simple and didn't develop the complexity or irony I was hoping for, i.e. Omar being part of Ben's on-line gamers. The comedy was akin to skit comedy with scenes being almost unrelated and the comedy of one scene not building on another. Of course one shouldn't expect too much from the guy who brought us "Employee of the Month."

The movie is a good popcorn film good for a few laughs.

Parental Guide: 1 quick f-bomb. No sex or nudity. Sex talk.
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By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 July 2014
Format: DVD
Detective James Payton (Cube) thinks his sister's boyfriend Ben Barber (Hart) is not good enough for her. Ben desperately want's to prove himself, so Payton decides to take his prospective brother in law & future cop , on a Police ride along to see what he is made of. Comedy & mayhem ensue.

Ride Along is one of those films that is guilty of the funniest bit's in the trailer, being in fact the best bits of the film pretty much. The main story sets up a good comedy partnership, revolving around surly & never good enough for his standards, Ice Cube (Boyz N The Hood), as the perfect deadpan accompaniment to the fast talking & manic funny guy Kevin Hart (Laugh at My Pain). Perhaps not a classic buddy cop partnership as it lacks that certain, spark, and is more of a distinct pair of performances rather then perfect cohesion, but never the less it gets the job done. A new face to me, Kevin Hart, manages to draw out the laughs from the material, which in most part is as a parody of Ice Cube's character, poking fun at his own small stature, inflated body parts or Training Day references. I particularly liked him being a hard core gamer, the transference of game rules to real life was different & a nice modern touch. He's an interesting character after first inspection, not as striking as Martin Lawrence or slick as Eddie Murphy, kind of in-between. Ice cool hard man, Ice Cube, handles the nitty gritty of the explosive high speed pursuits & shoot out's, his trademark coolness is a perfect contrast to his bumbling sidekick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 2 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Very funny buddy cop movie, its almost like Ice Cube's character from 22 jump street got a full length movie role! Cube and Kevin Hart are both really great fun comedy actors on top form in this! Good simple story, maybe a bit predictable but great fun non the less, there's nothing bad to say really, if you love a good comedy this is really worth checking out for a night in of laugh out loud no brainer antics! roll on ride along 2.
Blu-ray picture is good and there are plenty of great features too for the money.
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By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Sept. 2014
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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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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