Cop Out (Blu-ray)

Suspended NYPD detectives Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) search for Monroe's stolen 1952 collectable baseball card which he was planning to sell in order to pay for his daughter's wedding. Along the way, the two stumble into an ongoing investigation of a deadly drug cartel and are given an opportunity to resurrect their careers and reputations by taking the bad guys down.

The 1980s saw its share of some great buddy-cop films with 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop, but sadly this doesn't come close to delivering the laughs or a fraction of the entertainment value. Morgan's act is tiresome and the script from Mark and Rob Cullen is far from original.

Video Highlights

  • VC-1/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Bright color palette
  • Wavering black levels
  • Excellent detail
  • Clean print

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
  • Intelligible dialog
  • Decent dynamics
  • Shootouts envelop the room
  • Strong LFE, especially with the hip-hop laden soundtrack

Other than a couple of scenes with elevated black levels, the encode is another solid effort from Warner. The audio track is adequate but isn't as bombastic as it could have been.

Bonus Materials

  • Extended scenes and outtakes
  • PIP Commentary with Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott
  • Walk-Ons by Kevin Smith
  • Wisdom form the S*** Bandit
  • Factoids about the movie and other information you may find helpful…or totally useless

How sad is it that the PIP commentary from Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott is funnier and more entertaining than the actual movie? The presentation is adequate, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Not recommended.

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Release Date: July 20, 2010
Studio: Warner

Movie: 3/10
Picture: 8/10
Sound: 8/10

Review System

Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player

JVC DLA-RS1 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Onkyo Pro PR-SC885 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Panamax M5400PM power conditioner

M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics