Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter
Directed By: Tim Story
Written By: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
US Box Office: $70.9M
Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
Universal Pictures: -> Official Site
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.
Fresh Reviews for “Ride Along 2”
What it does do – is allow you to park your brain in neutral for 100 minutes, laugh at some silly jokes… and then walk out of theatre and immediately forget it ever happened. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s kind of refreshing.
However watchable the second outing may be, Hart and Cube should pull up to the curb and bring their much-milked ride to a stop with this sequel for fear of exhausting the formula even further.
Everybody plays straight man to Hart, who here is more grating and less funny than he was two years ago in the first Ride Along-and not nearly as good or as funny as he can be.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart reteam for a sequel no one really asked for, following up their lacklustre 2014 action-comedy with a film that’s even lazier.
Buddy comedies usually need two people willing to do something for a laugh to really work – one guy trying twice as hard really isn’t enough.
A lamentable sequel to the surprise 2014 hit.
Full Review…Gives us more of what we expect, but less of what we want.
Full Review…The same journey, with about the same number of laughs, as the original.
Full Review…Not good, then, but not especially terrible and infinitely preferable to the excrescence of Hart’s previous outing, Get Hard.