Cop Out (2010) is an action comedy starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Kevin Pollak, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones and Jason Lee.
Director Kevin Smith (Clerks/Chasing Amy) is best known for his lower budget comedies and a big budget action movie starring Bruce Willis is a strange choice for him.
This is the first movie Smith has directed without writing the script. There are some funny moments but overall the movie is a big disappointment. Smith struggles to deliver the action with many moments feeling awkward rather then exciting.
Willis and Morgan have reasonably good chemistry but neither is as funny as they can be. Seann William Scott steals most of the laughs in a supporting role. The rest of the cast are pretty much wasted in small roles.
Cop Out was clearly made as a homage to the 1980's buddy cop action comedies but sadly the script is not funny and Smith does not have the chops to deliver exciting action.
I am a big fan of Kevin Smith but feel he was out of his depth with this movie. Smith's strongest talent is his writing and he should stick to directing his own scripts.