Film synopsis

Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.) are having trouble sorting out their lives. After going to a costume party where they decided to be cops, they end up acting like real cops on the street, which is totally illegal. 

My thoughts on the film

Most of us will recognize the duo of Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. from the hit TV show New Girl. My first thought was, well these guys have their break from New Girl, so why not make a quick, cheap film and hopefully make some bank on it. In other words, I figured it to be a downfall. Well, I figured to be wrong. The storyline is of course unrealistic as it’s extremely illegal to impersonate a cop, but Johnon and Wayans Jr. know it’s illegal, so the story isn’t completely written off by its logic.

The duo of Johnson and Wayans Jr. is fantastic. It almost reminded me of 21 and 22 Jump Street duo Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, but not quite at that level. Other known actors include Nina Dobrev, Rob RiggleNatasha Leggero, Jon Lajoie and the awesome Andy Garcia; each of them having small to decent-sized roles and they were all great. The first half of the film is funny, with the latter being somewhat funny, but filled with action, so it was a good balance of the two. The trailer does consist of some of the funniest parts of the film, but there are also scenes in the trailer that they took out of the film, which is unfortunate because those scenes looked pretty funny in the trailer. 

Rating 3/5

Let’s Be Cops has enough laughter and action to make it a good time. 

Let’s Be Cops releases August 13.