- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2004 1 Jan
Jimmy Fallon has left
Fallon plays an inept New York cop who picks up the trail of some sexy bank robbers. But if he's to follow them down that trail, he needs a ride. So he dives into a taxi that turns his life upside down. The taxi driver, played by the irrepressibly talented Queen Latifah, talks back at him, puts him in his place, and makes any other taxi driver look timid by comparison.
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says, "
"What most teens are going to remember about this movie isn't Latifah's punishing wit," writes Steven Isaac (
Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) finds something to praise: "Queen Latifah … has what used to be known as 'star power' and it has never served her better. She shines even though everything around her is tarnished beyond salvage." But Fallon "manages to throw the film's tone completely out of balance."
Mainstream critics leave a punishing ticket on