Monday, February 26, 2007
Movie Reviews: RENO 911!: MIAMI
RENO 911!: MIAMI
Based on the hit Comedy Central series, the usual gang of idiot cops head to Florida for a police convention. After creating their typical chaos on the sunny sands of South Beach, they are called into action after terrorists poison all of the other visiting officers. Will Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) and his pack of misfits save the day… or destroy it?
Cast Thomas Lennon, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong (more)
Director(s) Robert Ben Garant
Status In theaters (wide)
Release Date Feb. 23, 2007
MPAA Rating R - for sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language and drug use.
RENO 911! has been one of my favorite shows on Comedy Central since it first aired. Needless to say I was pretty excited to see my favorite group of goofball cops, this side of Super Troopers crew, on the big screen. The transition is a decent attempt with enough laughs to quell fans. Each character is given a decent amount of screen time and gags. That being said, if you are looking for a big screen plot, you won't find one here. The plot feels like it was thrown together just to give the cast a reason to get out of Reno and put on new uniforms so the entire exercise doesn't feel like an extended episode. It works to varying degrees; some of the situations are excellent set ups while other just kind of fall flat. There in is the main problem with the movie it can be really funny one minute and drag horribly the next. There are some fairly decent cameos thrown in which are fun and unexpected but nothing terribly mind blowing. Overall, if you enjoy the show or just want to give your brain the day off, this is good raunchy fun, just don't expect too much.