“National Security” (2003)

An attempt at both telling a social satire about race and police brutality, and a buddy cop film, but with absolutely disastrous results. Under normal circumstances, this would’ve been just an unoriginal and uninspired buddy cop film, but Martin Lawrence’s lead performance in this film is just… the worst. His character is clearly written to be some kind of lovable rascal, but in reality, he is a vile, vindictive, and racist individual with absolutely no redeeming values whatsoever. And the film apparently expects us not only to find him funny, but to sympathize with him. His character would’ve been enough to sink an otherwise decent film. But the rest of the film isn’t even at all decent to begin with.

Rating: 0.5/5

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