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'Cop Out'
(Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak, et al / R / 1 hrs 50 mins / 20th Century Fox)

Overview: Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for the Warner Bros. police buddy movie Cop Out in this Kevin Smith-directed production. From a script by Robb and Mark Cullen, the picture focuses on a detective duo who investigate the disappearance of a baseball card.

Verdict: No, Smith didn't write it, but he might as well have. Because it's a Kevin Smith movie even before it's a Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan movie. And like every other Smith movie ever made, the point is not the stuff happening on screen. The point is Smith selling you his brand, and that brand is his deeply held conviction that the world really is a place where impersonating Oprah's "I loves Harpo" speech from The Color Purple is not only the funniest thing ever, but that it's something guys sitting around smoking weed do when they want to crack each other up.

It's not, but wouldn't we all be happier, dumber and more relaxed if it were? Your propensity toward laughter during this movie's running time will directly correlate to how much you already believe. My vote is with the Oprah monologue on this one and I'm only feeling halfway guilty about that.