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Blue Streak [DVD] [1999]
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2000
Having not seen a lot of Martin Lawrence previous to his role in Bad Boys I was a little dubious about how this DVD purchase may turn out, I shouldn't have worried. Lawrence is both original and funny and has you laughing out loud from start to finish, proving that his successful partnership in Bad Boys didn't rely on Will Smith alone. Comedy and action rolled into one, this film is well worth the money. And yes, you do find yourself quoting lines from it afterwards!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 25 August 2014
Miles Logan (Lawrence) is a jewel thief, who stashes a $17 million diamond in a construction site when a heist goes awry. Released from jail 2 years later, he goes back only to find the site has been turned into a Police precinct. The only way in, is in handcuffs or as a cop, so he poses as a fake L.A.P.D Detective Malone, to get his jewel back. However it's not going to be the simple smash & grab he thought it would be. Comedy & mayhem ensue.

Overall Blue Streak is an example of a simple premise & suspension of disbelief story for the purposes of comedy. Revolving around the comedy talents of Martin Lawrence show casing his comedic ability to carry a film. The opening is nice & snappy, setting up the situation and then jumping ahead to the 2 years later. His funny realization of the situation, leads quickly into his streamlined Police training by watching episodes of Cop's & being assigned to the burglary squad , where he puts his criminal skills to good on the other side of the law for a change. As inbetween his compulsory duties to remain undercover, with some funny responses to his techniques , deflecting probes of his identity & getting a little comfortable in the life, he attempts to find the whereabouts of the jewel. As the film leads up to a neat finale where he is confronted by his past partners in crime.

Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys) is hilarious in this, showcasing his natural clowning around abilities & bumbling his way through as a cop convincing people of his credentials with his forthright attitude. He's ably supported by inexperienced detective Carlson, played well by Luke Wilson (Old School) in a naive way who follows Malone's techniques as his apparent superior. William Forsythe (The Rock) as Detective Hardcastle is fun with his like of excessive force & kicking butt, taking a shine to Malone's techniques likewise. Also co-stars....Peter Greene (Judgement Night) as Logan's double crossing partner in crime Deacon. Graham Beckel (L.A. Confidential) as the Police Captain Rizzo & Dave Chappelle (Chappelle's Show) in a funny cameo who threatens to blow Logan's cover. Interestingly the movie was Co-written by Grimm creator/writer Stephen Carpenter, one of my favorite shows.

In conclusion, Blue Streak is a simple action-comedy movie with an amiable story that is enhanced immeasurably due in large part to Martin Lawrence's pivotal performance, along with some good supporting talent. Fans of Lawrence will enjoy. Contains mild language & violence. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lets be under no illusions here, if Martin Lawrence gets on your nerves then it's very safe to suggest one stays away from this piece. His brand of comedy ranges from the pratfall antics of Jerry Lewis to the more vibrant delivery of someone like Richard Pryor, yet asking him to carry a movie on his own is still risky at best. He has achieved a level of success by having the knack to raise a laugh out of the most moronic of situations, and here in Blue Streak he milks it for all he is worth, and I personally find the film a good cure for the blues.

Miles Logan (Lawrence) gets caught post a diamond robbery, luckily for him he has hidden the diamond in an air vent at a building that is under construction, unluckily for him tho, is that when he gets out of prison two years later, he finds that the building under construction is now a police station! This sets us up for the splendid plot of criminal wise cracker Logan having to fake being a police officer to hopefully get his hands back on the diamond! Naturally things don't go to plan and things steadily spiral out of control.

The film is fun, it doesn't have an overlong running time, so with that the viewer doesn't feel a sense of too much Lawrence overacting, some solid support from Luke Wilson & William Forsythe adds to the merriment, and the action junkies are suitably catered for as well, so all in all a very solid 6.5/10 from me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 February 2002
The double bill of Blue Streak and Bad Boys is a must for any film buff who enjoys action with a few laughs along the way. Blue streak is more comedic than Bad Boys, but both have the ability to make you want to watch them again and again.
Martin Lawrence plays both roles extremely well. In Blue Streak he is Miles Logan, a jewel thief who turns out to be quite the cop! In Bad Boys he plays Detective Burnett,a good cop with his fair share of family problems, which can only get worse on his next case. He plays alongside Will Smith, and the action does not stop from the moment the film starts. Both films rate very high in my charts, but don't take my word for it, watch them for yourself.
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on 20 August 2009
After a jewel robbery gone after he was betrayed by one of the thieves in the group decides to take all and leave nothing for anyone else. After the scuffle, Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) hides the diamond in a construction site and spends two years behind bars. Only then when he's released that he goes back to get it, does he find it actually has been turned into a Police Station. Logan then comes back as a con as by posing as a police detective, but not far away does the old accomplice that betrayed the group comes back, he sets out to get the diamond and in the worst event nearly killing Logan.

This film has a well and thorough story line plot that does indeed hilarious results to this case and has many favourite moments in the film that you wouldn't find a normal cop to do, lets say in the middle of a shoot out in the store between a robber and the guy behind the counter with guns shooting each other, you wouldn't see the cop on the other side of the store on the floor eating a packet of crisps!

This might not have all the makings of a good action film but it does deserve very comments as it does have its good highs and middle points about the film and doesn't go over the top in its jokes. One film to watch when the children have gone to bed and your all alone on your own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2015
I really enjoyed this; it is light entertainment, with an engaging idea, and the acting is top class, featuring Martin Lawrence, and Luke Wilson.
A little along the lines of 'Catch Me if You Can', it is the story of a criminal with all the know-how of his previous experience before going to jail, reappearing as the perfect, very undercover cop. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2008
Excellent Film, Excellent Acting, and Very very Funny, f this film was on TV, I'd have to watch it, This is one of the best comedies iv seen in recent years.
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on 31 July 2011
The movie is say a petty thief become a super cop,Story very funny and exciting,Martin's acting very good,Better than "Bad Boy",If you tired of love story or When you don't know which one is good,The movie is your good chiose,Say true I saw the movie so much time
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on 8 September 2014
I thought it couldn't match Bad Boys.. I was wrong!

A great movie with a funny plot of Miles (Martin Lawrence) impersonating a cop after he was sent to prison for doing a crime himself! hilarious, fun and has a good pace to it so you don't get bored.
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on 22 November 2012
Such a good movie, it has so many funny moments. id never heard of this film until a few years ago, if u like Bad Boys ul love this

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COMEDY GENIUS :)
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