Ealasaid/ October 1, 1999/ Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

Originally written for The Occidental.


Cop stories are cool. Comedies are cool. Cop comedies can be cool, but they have to be done right. Lethal Weapon was a great cop comedy. Blue Streak, on the other hand, is not. Which is not to say it’s awful – there are worse movies around, and Blue Streak isn’t horrible. But it’s not great, either.
Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) is a thief. He’s good at and greatly enjoys his job. Unfortunately for him, as the film opens, one of his team members goes bad, and Miles ends up getting arrested