New York Times - 06/13/2003
"...[Harrison] proceeds, with wry nonchalance, to tap-dance, shuffle and pirouette through his loosest, wittiest performance in years..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/20/2003
"...Ford has only gotten surlier with age; he's now the sort of star whose scowl is far more winning than his smile..."
Rolling Stone - 07/10/2003
"...There's a lively wink in Harrison Ford's performance....Credit the colorful dialogue to director Ron Shelton..."
Sight and Sound - 10/10/2003
"...[Ford] is more animated than he's been in years..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/03/2003
"...Funny low-key dialogue....[Shelton's] a master of goofy dialogue between guys..."
Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) is an LAPD officer moonlighting as a real-estate agent to make ends meet. K.C. Calden (Josh Hartnett) is a fellow officer, sometimes masquerading as a yoga instructor to meet women, and harboring some serious acting aspirations. As the two struggle to pursue their sideline businesses, they get called up to investigate the mysterious murder of a rap group called H20 Klick. As the duo track down the killers, plenty of laughs ensue as they both desperately attempt to sell their alternative careers to anyone that crosses their paths. Joe attempts to sell property to the nightclub owner where the shootings took place, and K.C. endlessly quotes movie dialogue in an attempt to brush up on his acting skills at the most inopportune moments. The action builds to a frantic finale involving some spectacular--and hilarious--car chases around the crime-strewn streets of Los Angeles.
Director Ron Shelton (BULL DURHAM) utilizes some eccentric casting (Martin Landau and Master P both have cameo roles), a string of witty one-liners, and spectacular location shoots to tell this humorous tale. Ford and Hartnett make a convincing on-screen partnership, clearly enjoying their roles as mismatched cop buddies, and providing plenty of laughs among the often chaotic, action-packed sequences.
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