Cop Out

Theatrical Release: February 26, 2010
Cop Out


Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his “partner-against-crime” whose preoccupation with his wife’s alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.

Dove Review

When NYPD officer Paul (Tracy Morgan) wants to play “bad cop” for a change as he interrogates a suspect, his partner Jimmy (Bruce Willis) thinks it’s a bad idea but lets him do it. Paul then promptly charges into the room and grabs the suspect, pulling a gun on him, and he throws him several of his favorite movie lines in order to intimidate the suspect. “I have the death system on twelve systems!” he says. “I’ve got nowhere else to go!” he says and they just keep pouring from him.

He and Willis do make a fairly good comical pair and the humor is played to the hilt. Unfortunately, there is a ton of language in the movie with almost every expletive imaginable and a few gruesome violent moments such as a bullet striking a bad guy in the head. In addition, there are several sexual slangs that are used, frank sexual comments and innuendos. When it came to this film, “Cop Out”, we would have liked to have been “in” on awarding it our Dove Seal, but we are definitely “out.”

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Frank sexual comments and innuendos; a man suspects his wife is having an affair on him; a woman kisses a married man, not realizing he is married.
Language: Just about every expletive imaginable is used and over and over; the F word is used a ton as is "GD"; "J" and "JC" and many other profanities and slang words.
Violence: Shootings; blood seen; man falls from tree and bangs his head on concrete; cars collide; cars and houses are shot up; bodies seen dead; bodies lying on the ground; a man is tasered; a man holds a gun on the back of a man at a wedding and tells him not to stand up; a dog attacks a cop; a man falls down some stairs.
Drugs: The bad guys talk about illegal drug use; drinks are seen in a few scenes including at a wedding; a champagne bottle is found in the trash by a man.
Nudity: Cleavage; woman seen in panties and bra; shirtless men.
Other: In a scene in a church a bad guy stands in front of a cross and as he shares his plan he lifts up his arms in a mocking way like he is being crucified; officers steal car to help solve a crime; a man lies to another man to spare his feelings regarding a certain situation.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen
Director: Kevin Smith
Genre: Action
Runtime: 107 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter