Blue Streak

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2 1/2

Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence), a professional jewel thief who steals a large diamond isnt planning on getting caught. But when he realizes that he is going to be caught, he hides the diamond in a building under construction. Two years later, after release from prison, he goes back to the building only to find that its a police station. So, he poses as a police officer in order to gain access to the building and find the jewel. But when he is immediately partnered with Officer Carlson (Luke Wilson), the two become occupied almost nonstop with fighting crime. And, while trying to find spare moments to get the diamond, Miles quick wit helps prove what a good cop he really is. The film manages to entertain, with the funniest scenes involving Miles interacting with his partner-in-crime Tulley (Dave Chapelle) and the goofy Officer Carlson. Fans of Martin Lawrence are sure to enjoy his latest effort.

While the cops are clearly fooled by Miles, they are portrayed as honest and hard-working crime fighters. In a refreshing change, there are no dirty cops taking bribes under the table, as is often the case in many cop films. Instead, their position is used to create some genuinely funny moments as Miles tries to pretend he really is a police officer. The film does have its share of violent scenes, with several people shot during various gun battles. None of these are even remotely graphic, although one man does fall off of a building. Several scenes include fighting, but they are generally viewed in a comical way. And several people suffer minor injuries in the many car accidents which occur. BLUE STREAK could refer to the prevalent foul language, with 44 s-words, 34 moderate crudities, and 10 regular profanities. While it provides several good laughs, the language makes this film one to miss.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Columbia Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (63) times - Mild 29, Moderate 34

Obscene Language: Many (49) times (f-word 1, s-word 44, other 4)

Profanity: Many (13) times - Regular 10 (J 2, GD 4, C sake 1, Swear to G 1, Holy C 1); Exclamatory 3 (Oh My God)

Violence: Many times Mild and Moderate (men shot, men punched, man falls off building, car wrecks)

Sex: None

Nudity: None; but implied when woman drops towel (towel shown at her feet)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Reference to sex, man reacts to naked woman

Drugs: Few times (smoking, alcohol)

Other: Blacks call other blacks the N-word in non-derogatory manner; police viewed in positive light

Running Time: 93 minutes
Intended Audience: Older Teens and Adults

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