Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ride Along

Director Tim Story’s Ride Along is an action comedy that depends upon how funny you think Kevin Hart is.

Initially, I felt pretty much like Detective James Payton (Ice Cube) did about Hart’s character Ben Barber, i.e., somewhat annoyed.  His lines and actions were amusing, but not laugh-out-loud.  He was getting on base with walks and singles and I was hoping for triples or home runs. But, just like in the story, Hart and his character grew on me and I came away pleasantly entertained.

I will say, however, that other audience members seemed to think he was hitting doubles and, perhaps, a few triples.

I give Ride Along a 3+ out of 5, but, for Hart fans, it’s a 4.

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