'Get Hard' review: Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell team up for lazy, offensive comedy

March 30, 2015 10:48 AM

5 0

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart work diligently to soften the mean spirit at the core of "Get Hard." They both play likeable characters - well, if not immediately likeable, then eventually so - in a movie that trots out crude, offensive racial material like it's a prize pony.

Such material can be worthwhile if it's satirical, but director/co-writer Etan Coen shows no interest in making any commentary. Without the amiable performances of its two leads, the film could have been nasty, but as it stands, it's just a lazy comedy filled with easy jokes based on tired stereotyp...

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