The moment Showtime begins to take itself even remotely seriously, it loses whatever edge it might have had -- and that occurs less than 15 minutes into the proceedings. The best time for Showtime is no time.
Scott TobiasThe A.V. Club
De Niro and Murphy are visibly uncomfortable with each other. Their improvisation seems chaotic and mismanaged, and the movie follows in kind.
Isn't particularly assaultive, but it can still make you feel that you never want to see another car chase, explosion or gunfight again.