Reno 911!: Miami
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2007 1 Jan
EEmergency? No, don't bother calling the ambulance. This comedy's D.O.A.
Reno 911!: Miami takes the popular, sophomoric cable comedy and sets a sequence of scenes in Miami. If you want to pay a lot of money to sit and bear witness to a bunch of locker-room humor, well, here you go.
Jeremy Lees (Plugged In) says, "The creators of Reno 911!: Miami aimed for the gutter and hit it. And they're willing to admit as much. 'We have a lot of naked boobs in the film,' says actor/writer/director Robert Ben Garant, who's responsible for producing the TV show, too. 'A lot of boobs.' In every sense of the word."
John P. McCarthy (Catholic News Service) writes, "Bumbling cops are a mainstay of comedy, but the eight law-enforcement pretenders from the Comedy Central cable series Reno 911! are arguably the most incompetent—not to mention perverse—of all time. Their ultraraunchy big-screen debut … is not terribly funny either. The humor derives from mocking very peculiar foibles and tendencies, with most of the sophomoric laughs of the nervous-laugh-inducing variety."
Mainstream critics say the Police Academy series looks good by comparison. Yikes!