Ride Along

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star in Ride Along, the new film from Tim Story, the director and producer of the 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.  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 decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter).

When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.

John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne deliver decent performances in supporting roles.

Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam).

MPAA: PG-13.

Running time: 100 Minutes

Tim Story.

Phil Hay

Jan 17, 2014.

Universal Pictures.


Ice Cube as James

Kevin Hart as Ben

John Leguizamo as Santiago

Bruce McGill as Lt. Brooks

Tika Sumpter as Angela Payton

Bryan Callen as Miggs