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'Get Hard': Kevin Hart prison comedy has a hard time with critics
'Get Hard': Kevin Hart prison comedy has a hard time with critics

The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Will Ferrell as a clueless hedge-fund manager who narrow-mindedly enlists one of the only black guys he knows, a car washer played by Kevin Hart, to toughen him up for an impending prison term. Here's hoping that Ferrell, Hart and first-time feature director Etan Cohen are resilient themselves, because reviews are not being kind to the film. Although "Get Hard," with four credited writers including Cohen, attempts to walk the tricky line between satirizing stereotypes and reinforcing them, many critics say the movie is only occasionally funny and often tone-deaf. The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes that the title "Get...

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