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'Let's Be Cops' wastes a sharp comic premise
'Let's Be Cops' wastes a sharp comic premise

There's an appealing hint of misadventure in a title like "Let's Be Cops," as well as in the first few scenes in which down-on-their-luck roommates Ryan (Jake Johnson), a failed football player, and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), a video game designer, realize the power rush of impersonating authority. After the humiliation of mistakenly wearing costumes to a snooty mask party, they mope along the Sunset Strip until they realize the demeanor of everyone around them changes: Strangers move out of the way, party girls treat them as hot guys in uniform and "Freeze!" becomes a magical time-stopper. They even agree to be fake fake cops for a group of middle-aged...

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