Ride Along 2

Theatrical Release: January 15, 2016
Ride Along 2


As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Dove Review

“Ride Along 2” continues the story begun in the first film, with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart playing police officers James Payton and Ben Barber. Ben has just become an official police officer, on probation, and is engaged to James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). The story centers on James and Ben heading to Miami to try to crack a case James has been working on for a while involving a drug dealer named Pope (Benjamin Bratt) . Ben begs to “ride along” with James and James finally gives in. James does most of the real work with Ben providing comic relief. One such scene involves Ben saying he needs to “step up” and then climbing up and promptly being battered by the ceiling fan.

One nice scene features a lady pastor suggesting that prayers should be offered up for the newlywed couple she just performed the nuptials for. But, sadly, we could not award the first “Ride Along” movie our Dove Seal and, unfortunately, it is the same this time around. A lot of the comic moments that Ben provides involve using a lot of raunchy and harsh language. Regrettably, due to the language and strong sexual comments, we are unable to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Several sexual comments and sexual slang is used; woman seen in police officer shirt and in bra and panties with hand-cuffs and a baton and there is implied sex off screen.
Language: GD-6; G/OMG-6; J-1; F-1; The "F" word is bleeped out of a song several times; S-29; A-18; D-14; H-16; S.O.B.-1; Crap-1; Bi*ch-1; Pis*ed-1' Shut up-1; Slang for breasts-1; Slang for having sex-1
Violence: A lot of violence including a car bomb going off; shootings with some characters dying; guns held on characters; car crashes; some blood.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes including nightclub and bar scenes and at a wedding; champagne, wine, beer and cocktails are consumed; tequila; a character is told to give another upset character a sedative; several mentions of a drug dealer; what looks like a bag of confiscated cocaine.
Nudity: Women in bikinis and women and men in swimwear; woman in bra and panties; shirtless men; strong cleavage; a woman takes a shower and though not graphic it is in slow motion.
Other: Several jump scenes are featured in the movie; tension between characters; disrespect as a police officer is called a "da*n pig".


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Tim Story
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 99 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter