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Coffee & Kareem (2020)



Critic Consensus: An awkward blend of kid-friendly premise and thoroughly adult humor, Coffee & Kareem proves a distinctly unarresting odd couple comedy.

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While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom's boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee - the partner he never wanted - for a dangerous chase across Detroit. From director Michael Dowse (Stuber, Goon), Coffee & Kareem is an action-comedy about forging unexpected bonds, one four-letter insult at a time. Co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor and David Alan Grier.

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Ed Helms
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Taraji P. Henson
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All Critics (66) | Top Critics (17)

A profoundly irritating, cacophonous mess.

April 17, 2020 | Rating: 1/4

Things quickly escalate into chaos and stay there, but they do so in ways that are not quite funny enough to make you forget the implausibilities or the way serious stuff is played for bad jokes.

April 12, 2020 | Full Review…
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It's pungently offensive and bracingly violent, but this Detroit-set action comedy is also blessed with a sharp script by Shane Mack and a weirdly likeable central pair.

April 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Coffee & Kareem is messy, but it's an interesting sort of gross chaos.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Coffee & Kareem is DOA.

April 3, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

There just isn't much of a movie here, or even much of an homage movie when you compare it to its clear influences like 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon.

April 3, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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