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‘Coffee & Kareem’ review: Dir. Michael Dowse (2020)

‘Coffee & Kareem’ review: Dir. Michael Dowse (2020)

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Coffee and Kareem review: It’s safe to say that I approached the new Netflix original Coffee & Kareem with extreme caution. The movie came across as another generic kid and cop buddy movie in its promotional material, but there’s much more to this entertaining and often hilarious streaming original, including a brilliant performance from its young star Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Glow star Betty Gilpin, the extremely talented Taraji P. Henson, and the always reliable Ed Helms.

The story centers on Helms’ John Coffee, a Hall & Oates-loving Detroit cop who is in a relationship with single mother Vanessa (Taraji P. Henson). When her son, 12-year-old Kareen finds out about their relationship, he plots to have him beat up by a well-known criminal. When that plan goes south and he ends up witnessing a brutal murder of a cop, he must team with his potential future

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