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Ride Along - Film Review

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by Juran Hakim (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2014

An action comedy similar to 2010's The Other Guys starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Ride Along's crutch is in its delivery and comedic timing - comedian/actor Kevin Hart works well alongside actor/rapper Ice Cube.

Kevin Hart & Ice Cube

Whilst the funny is left to Kevin Hart, the action bravado is dealt with by Cube.

A good balance is found between the two protagonists. The movie is quick paced, witty and action packed, giving plenty of material to stay entertained.

Caught in a sticky situation...

The story follows security guard Ben (Kevin Hart), who must prove himself worthy to his girlfriend's brother, tough guy/hero cop James (think Shaft), played by Ice Cube. Ben 'rides along' with James on patrol through the streets of Atlanta.

Many events transpire that lead Ben into dangerous waters, until by chance, Ben manages to prove useful in a situation that becomes more real than Ben could ever imagine.

Wrong time to be brave...

Also starring Lawrence Fishbourne as the mysterious Omar, Ride Along is another sterling effort at a comedy/crime/action film.

Omar (Lawrence Fishbourne)
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