One of Lawrence's BEST in a long time!! (by theyounghombre)
This is probably his best or one of his best in a long....long time. This is much better than Blue Streak and Lawrence plays the act well. His partner in the biz, Steve Zahn plays the angry white man great. This is a hilarious film and everyone couldn't stop laughing in the sold-out theater I was watching it from. I went with a couple of friends and we were laughing and repeating quotes all the way home. One quote that sent the crowd roaring was when Lawrence is talking to Nash Julia Robert's Brother Eric when they are out of the van with the certain items watch the movie to find <more>
I loved this movie, some people take offence to it some people don't, i just see it as harmless fun, and it pokes fun at the racism of today. Martin Lawrence was great, very funny, but if your not the sort of person who can have a laugh and have a silly side then you'll find him a put off, truthfully people need to lighten up. Steve Zahn was also great playing your typical 'cop' moustache and all, he has some great moments and Lawrence and him build a great on screen team during the film. I pity all the people who say Lawrence is racist, I don't take offence and at the end <more>
of the day he is an actor acting, and a good funny one at that. So if you want to have a fun night, laugh at stupidness and enjoy a film then check this out, you'll only hate it if your a stiff. 8/10.
You can cut the racial tension with a chainsaw! (by metallipowerman5000)
I loved how martin lawrence kept pushing the racial jokes and "oppresion" or whatever you want to call it.And the looks on Steve Zahns face are PRICELESS!!!I think it's a good thing when they put racial differences in comedy movies....because if you can't laugh at it, what's the point? Why get uptight about stuff that doesn't matter in life? You can't go around taking every little thing serious....and if you do then i truly feel sorry for you!Yes I am white and have many black friends that find this kind of comedy extremely funny...i watch these kinds of movies <more>
with them on a regular basis! so don't even say im racist Martin lawrence is EXTREMELY funny as usual.....nuff said.Steve Zahn is one of my FAVORITE un-utilized actors. This guy needs to be in A lot more movies. He's a perfectly honest/good guy in this movie who's trying to hold back his anger the ENTIRE FILM!You just gotta love the tension between the two in this movie! It's almost just as good as Bad Boys and Bad Boys 2 bad boys and bad boys 2 are A lot better overall....but tension-wise, martin lawrence and steve zahn are almost PERFECT partners and enemies at the same time
I just read the tagline and began to watch the movie with an empty mind. Races are fact but discrimination must not be. I am not an English speaking person. That's why sometimes I feel some difficulty in understanding English movies, if the accent is difficult or the sound mixing is bad. However, I enjoyed this movie in its full contest. It doesn't get the help of too much sex-perverted comedy to make people laugh. Just simple situations and dialogs make you laugh and feel better in bitter life.It is a story of a black man who is racist and very non-serious person. He faces <more>
consequences due to his non-seriousness and blames on whites for being unfavorable to blacks. Later he finds a white man who is fired from police because of him. The black joins the white in a struggle to catch some smugglers. At last, he gets his reward not because of his race but because of his bravery and selflessness in campaign against smugglers. In a way, this movie can be a good example for people who search excuses in races for their own personal flaws and mistakes.Watch this movie with an open mind and I hope you'll definitely enjoy it.
Funny movie with a lot of action (by ferryvandeberg)
What can i say, i really liked this movie, it has a lot of action and funny situations. Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn are doing a nice job in here!I read the comment's here before i was going to watch the movie, so was expecting not to much of of it, but i really enjoyed this one. I gave this movie 9/10, i saw worse movie's than this one.
Funny and Comical (by CyberRaider)
At first it may seem like another Martin Lawrence cop movie... and well it is but with a good plot to it. The race card seems to be his thing in this movie but it adds to the jokes and laughter. This is one Martin Lawrence movie that should be seen and heard.
Good movie to watch, quite humorous (by q-u-i-k_silver_019)
The movie's plot line is pretty funny and the action and comedy are good - not laugh out loud good but more like humorous : I do think that you can watch it more than once. Steve Zahn and martin Lawrence do portray a good but unstable team in the film but thats all part of the humour. Personally I love most action comedies due to the fact that they are uplifting... Honestly though, this is a great comedy and the acting does seem cheap but in a way it does fit in with the whole comedy genre so there are'nt any major problems. Anyway, thanks for reading my review and if you watch the <more>
Potential to be great, in the end just ok. (by LebowskiT1000)
First of all, I have to say that I'm not a very big fan of Martin Lawrence. He's got a few decent movies out there, such as "Bad Boys", "Blue Streak" and "Nothing to Lose", but just found him flat out annoying in "Black Knight" and "Big Momma's House". I also saw "Life" which was ok, but that's it, just ok. Anyhow, back to "National Security", the only reason I saw this is because of "Steve Zahn", this guy has such a cool style about him and he's such a funny actor, so I had to see it because <more>
of him.I was surprised how angry I was getting during the film at Martin's character Earl and how p**sed I was getting for Steve Zahn's character Hank . First of all Earl has no respect for a law officer and takes no responsibility for his actions, on top of that he was lying through his teeth throughout the whole movie. I found it very hard to laugh at the "comedy" through all my frustration with the character. And poor Hank ends up getting thrown into jail for doing his job, and consequently looses his girlfriend and his job. Then he has to put up with Earl following him around for the rest of the movie refusing to leave him alone, yeah, that's hilarious. [although this is rather predictable] I guess you could argue that it was worth it for Hank to put up with Earl's pestering and nonsense because he ends up getting his job back as well as his girlfriend, but I still felt sorry for the guy having to put up with Earl's crap. [End Spoiler]I'm not totally dumping on the movie, there are a few good laughs to be had in the film and Steve Zahn does pull off another great comedic performance. He also has some rather good action scenes and shows off some of his true acting talent in a few particular scenes ex: When his partner gets shot in the very beginning .Anyhow, if you are a fan of Martin Lawrence then by all means, check this movie out. If you are a fan of Steve Zahn like myself , then you may want to check it out, but don't get your hopes up. All in all, I thought it was just an OK film, but had quite a few problems in it. If you aren't a big fan of either star, or director Dennis Dugan, then you might want to spend your money elsewhere. Thanks for reading,-Chris
While I know everybody has seen the classic buddy cop movie, I found this one to be pretty good. It had a bit of everything in it, cars, guns, sex, violence, action, and of course, comedy. While I'm not really a huge fan of Martin Lawrence because he always seems racist to white people. Steve Zhan is not the funniest man in the world but he did a good job in this. And I like that this movie has a lot of awesome guns in it, my favorite being Lawrence's Glock 18 full auto with the silver slide. This movie was both cool and funny but I'll still always kinda' be PO'ed by <more>
Martin's racist speeches. 7/10 for some stupid plot lines and kick ass action! *******/10