The plot is formula all the way, but Lawrence has found a way to incorporate the physical techniques of the great silent stars with his standup comic's arsenal, and it's a pleasure to watch him at work.
Jessica WinterVillage Voice
The contortional physical shtick familiar from Lawrence's sitcom, laden with a dollop of Three Stooges violence, should keep the boys happy.
Lawrence Van GelderThe New York Times
The buoyancy is only intermittent.
Curtis MorganMiami Herald
The story is stale, action uninspired, pacing lackadaisical. The whole production looks a little cut-rate, too.
Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
The usual valorizing of guns and vigilante justice and tedious action sequences to begin and end the picture.
Not a bad concept, and Martin Lawrence is appealing. Unfortunately, the writers have no gift for comic writing.
Andy KleinDallas Observer
While the idea may be good, its execution is awful.
Paul MalcolmL.A. Weekly
(Lawrence)'s not just unfunny, he's coarsely anti-funny. The film just lurches from one dull skit to the next without bite or much of a point.