Movie Pit: Ride Along

29 Jan 2014 by Brandon Pero, No Comments »

Hey everyone! Welcome to Movie Pit. Movie Pit is a weekly movie review on TDN. All ratings for Movie Pit are based on the website Rotten Tomatoes, the free movie review website which judges if something is a ripe tomato (Above 60%) or a rotten tomato (Under 60%).

Below is an excerpt from the Rotten Tomatoes website (

“Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show.”

Ride Along received a painfully unimpressive 15%. I’ve never seen a movie with so many negative reviews! According to Rafer Guzman on Newsday, “Hart’s springy energy and Ice Cube’s deadpan snarl can be amusing, but they can’t compensate for weak material.” Another review on ReelViews by James Berardinelli stated that, “At its best, Ride Along is tolerable. At its worst, it borders on insulting.” OUCH!!! “Relies entirely on Hart’s shtick for its laughs, of which there are a few but not enough,” claims Eric D. Snider in his review on (To find out what shtick is go to On Television Without Pity, Ethan Alter said, “Though it’s claiming to be a comedy, the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart team-up Ride Along isn’t actually funny. At all.”

Through this whole mess of horrifying comments I was only able to find one that was alright. That  comment was made by Mike McGranaghan on Aisle Seat which stated, “Some serious plot issues aside, Ride Along borderline works because of Kevin Hart. He’s hilarious here.”

An unfortunately bad job by the script writers. However, I still can’t wait to see this movie and I believe anyone who reads this article should go see it too.

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