“Even the cops think we’re cops!”
This film has a simple premise that’s explained well enough in the title; Let’s Be Cops. Two down on their luck friends don police outfits in L.A., chaos ensues.
This film almost feels like a Jump Street knock off, but to its merit, Let’s Be Cops is pretty funny. It has likeable leads and loads of fun moments. The jokes are far more hit than they are miss.
The villain is clichéd but still entertaining. The third act of the film does drop the comedy slightly in favour of light-hearted drama (values of friendship, never giving up). Throughout the film, the ethics of the duo’s actions is a plot point and bought up so regularly it becomes an annoyance.
With better than average writing, great chemistry between the leads and an over the top cameo by Keegan-Michael Key, Let’s Be Cops is a must watch for fans of the Jump Street films.
Overall Rating: 7.0/10