For every Bad Boys there's a Tango & Cash; for every Rush Hour there's a Hollywood Homicide. Director Tim Story's Ride Along 2 falls on the fun end of the spectrum—no mean feat for a sequel to a 2014 vehicle designed for Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Ride Along 2 boasts nearly twice the budget and essentially the same plot synopsis as the first Ride Along (Cube is a supercop, Hart is a buffoonish poseur engaged to Cube's sister), so we feel confident saying that if you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy the second. The same goes for Hart's shtick, large sections of which are transplanted directly from his stand-up. What's particularly effective here is the staging: both action and slapstick exist in solid, comprehensibly established spaces, which can't be said about a lot of blockbusters these days (101 min.).
Director: Tim Story
Producer: Will Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner, Nicolas Stern, Ron Muhammad, Scott Bernstein, Chris Bender and JC Spink
Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Sherri Shepherd, Eric Goins, Carlos Gómez, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Glen Powell, Nadine Velazquez, Bresha Webb, Jessica Bialick, Michelle Pieroway, Shelby Courtney, James Kelly, Robert Pralgo and Tyrese Gibson