this is the kind of movie that brings to mind the classic Homer Simpson quote, when he discovers that Bart has been stealing.
"Why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies, For fun? I didn't hear anyone laughing."
And that's the case for a lot of the time with Let's Be Cops, which is up (or down) there with the disappointing 22 Jump Street in the genre.
Thirtysomething male losers are 10-a-penny in American dreams - so here's two more longtime pals Justin (Damon Wayans Jr), a failed video game designer, and Ryan (Jake Johnson), a washed-up college quarterback.
They're both losers, ignored out on the town by the ladies, and insulted by Albanian mobsters too, but all that changes when Justin pitches a game about police officers to a computer company.
In a bid to seal the deal, they dress up as cops - and use the costumers later at a college reunion party. They instantly become cool.
Cue some funny scenes as real-life cops use them in a raid, and their prank spirals out of control.
Treat it as mindless entertainment, and you'll get a few laughs. And expect a sequel, as the chemistry between the two leads is excellent, making this a massive hit at the box office, if not among the critics.
DVD EXTRAS: The Blu-Ray combo pack smartly focuses on the relationship between the leads, with blooper reels, deleted and alternate scenes and a few more light-hearted featurettes on them and the movie-making process.
>>> Mark Evans