Martin Lawrence can certainly talk a blue streak (witness his concert film, You So Crazy), but he tones it down to PG-13 for this by-the-book action comedy. Lawrence stars as Logan, a bank robber and jewel thief (nice role model we're supposed to cheer for) who, just before he is arrested, manages to stash the $20 million diamond he has just heisted at a construction site. When he is released from prison two years later, he returns to the scene of the crime only to find that the completed building houses a police station. To get inside and retrieve the precious gem he secures a fake ID and passes himself off as LAPD's newest, and most unorthodox, detective. As he demonstrated on his TV series, Lawrence has a knack for characterization second to Eddie Murphy. But he's no Beverly Hills Cop. Indulgent sequences where Martin has seemingly been given free reign to ad-lib are the film's weakest. Early on, Logan cases the police station outlandishly disguised as a snaggle-toothed, Geri-curled pizza deliveryman. You'd think the last thing his character would want to do is call attention to himself. Lawrence is at his best in the scenes in which, thanks to all those years of breaking and entering, his formerly lawless character proves to be a natural at cracking burglary cases. Logan is paired with the requisite white partner, Carlson (Luke Wilson), a buttoned-up rookie. Departing from the Lethal Weapon, buddy-movie playbook, they are not antagonists; theirs is more a teacher-mentor relationship. "Don't we need a warrant to do that?" Carlson asks Logan at one point. "We don't even need a key," Logan responds, picking a lock. There is little in Blue that is remotely fresh, but Lawrence fans, who watched him play it straight opposite Murphy in Life, will relish the opportunity to see him get down with his bad self. --Donald Liebenson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Martin Lawrence, (Miles Logan), plays a jewel theif who is arrested by police and returns to the place where he left his jewel only to find that it is a police station after his... Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Jonathan Nixon
funny, both cast and story. Loved it and sure you'll love it too, not just another comedy but this has something rare, comedy and action.Published on May 3 2004 by Hadi Jones
Miles Logan, (Martin Lawrence) plays a captured master jewel thief who, realizing inevitable arrest makes a last ditch burying of his loot in a new development. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2003
Lawrence is a theif who goes to jail after robbing a place with a diamond in it and his partner kills his other partner because the (... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2003 by Michael Bolts
This is a great movie!! In this movie, Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) is actually a criminal and he wanted to get out of the crime. So he posses as a cop. Read morePublished on May 2 2003
This is tied in my opinion as one of the 2 best Martin Lawrence movies (the other being "Nothing to Lose"). Read morePublished on April 18 2003 by R. Chambers
how did it get 4 stars this movie aint FUNNY!! martin should just stop actin cause he sucks the only funny person that made me laugh was his crackhead friend and he played a short... Read morePublished on April 6 2003
Martin Lawrence is awesome as the Jewel Thief Miles Logan. this movie has comedy, action, thriller written all over it. it is a great comedy. i never get tired of watching it. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Seth D.