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Coffee & Kareem (2020)

TV-MA | | Action, Comedy | 3 April 2020 (USA)
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Twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom's new boyfriend -police officer James Coffee - but it backfires, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up in order to save themselves from Detroit's most ruthless drug kingpin.

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Michael Dowse

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Shane Mack
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Coffee
Taraji P. Henson ... Vanessa Manning
Terrence Little Gardenhigh ... Kareem
Betty Gilpin ... Detective Watts
RonReaco Lee ... Orlando Johnson
David Alan Grier ... Captain Hill
Andrew Bachelor ... Rodney
William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart ... Dee (as William 'BigSleeps' Stewart)
Serge Houde ... Jerome
Eduard Witzke ... Seedy Manager
Chance Hurstfield ... Dominic
Diana Bang ... Ms. Chu
Erik McNamee Erik McNamee ... Gary
Samantha Cole ... Thursday (as Samantha Liana Cole)
Terry Chen ... Officer Steve Choi
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While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom's boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee - the partner he never wanted - for a dangerous chase across Detroit. From director Michael Dowse, COFFEE and KAREEM is an action-comedy about forging unexpected bonds, one four-letter insult at a time. Co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor and David Alan Grier. Written by Netflix

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The captain's name is Walter Hill, director of the 48 Hrs. films which also feature a white cop and a black sidekick. See more »

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Kareem: You fuck my mom, I'm gonna fuck your life.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Written by Neisha Neshae (as Daneisha Turnbull), Dustin Slater and Alexander Brown
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Coffee & Kareem - Netflix Movie Review
4 April 2020 | by alexpitt-345-971699See all my reviews

Coffee & Kareem was a very disappointing experience, because I had heard that it was awful and I was actually having a good time with it by the time the first act finished. I was really enjoying the relationship and dynamic between the characters of Coffee and Kareem, and it was fairly enjoyable. Nothing special, but decent.

However, then the disappointment came. The second act arrived and it took an extremely sharp dip in quality. By far the worst part about Coffee & Kareem is the script. There are a few funny jokes and I chuckled a couple of times, but the screenplay is mostly terrible and it contains some of the worst dialogue in any film from the past couple of years.

The characters are all one-dimensional, and most of them act in ways which are completely unbelievable. This meant that I could never become invested in their storylines. I put this mainly down to the atrocious screenplay, but I also think that the direction was pretty awful and the acting wasn't great. It's a shame, because I was actually quite a big fan of this director's last film, Stuber.

The overall narrative is completely unoriginal, but it's not the worst I have ever seen. Like I said at the start of this review, I liked where the story and the characters were going for the first thirty minutes of the film, but then everything just went downhill and I ended up hating it by the end.

Overall, Coffee & Kareem is a really bad film, with the first act and the cinematography being the shining moments. Despite that, I highly recommend that you stay away from it.

SCORE: 30%


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