In “Cop Out” Bruce Willis is at it again as a veteran NYPD cop Jimmy Monroe, who is on a mission after his rare baseball card is stolen. After a drug bust goes bad for him and his partner Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) the two are suspended without pay. This is making it very difficult for Jimmy who has a bill due for his daughter’s (Michelle Trachtenberg) upcoming wedding. When he learns her fairytale nuptials will cost him nearly $40,000 he has only one option available to pay for it. Selling his cherished baseball card that is the first from a series when he was a kid that he has kept in perfect condition. After finding a buyer he heads to the sports collectible store.
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jimmy is in talks with the owner about the card’s value when the store is held up. Jimmy is tasered by the robbers and finds no time to hold onto his prized possession. Now Jimmy has lost his valued card and all hopes of paying for his daughter’s wedding. Using his investigative skills Jimmy seeks out this thief to find his card. As Jimmy and Paul begin this mission it turns into much more than just a regular crook they seek. As the two find themselves in dangerous territory they go in with guns blazing.
“Cop Out” is not an extraordinary comedy, but it has something most people will go out to escape today’s current climate. There are quite a few scenes that will have you laughing out loud. With the majority of action lacking don’t expect any extreme stunts or death defying moves. Tracy Morgan’s performance was very entertaining, but at times could be bordering on irritating. Bruce Willis who has become rather comfortable with the role of the officer proved that age is only a number and his skills are still intact. Overall going into Cop Out you should expect the expected, a spoof of a comedy that is not an Oscar winner, but rather the first stupidly entertaining film of 2010.