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.