National Security Reviews

May 10, 2003
As disposable as they come, National Security is a modestly entertaining re-hash of cop-buddy films of the 80s.
January 21, 2003
As the two cop manqus overcome their dearth of common sense to save the day, the film achieves a comic playfulness.
January 17, 2003
A paint-by-number action comedy that yields far more laughs than it should.
January 17, 2003
Without losing its comic rhythm for a moment, it is also a withering spoof of black victimism and the corrupting effect of racial solidarity on the American legal system.
January 17, 2003
I laughed even though Lawrence has been doing the paranoid brother shtick since his sketchy, self-titled-sitcom days.
January 17, 2003
National Security stays clear of those touchy poignant moments that have ruined so many buddy flicks.
January 16, 2003
It's only a notch above the routine, and it obeys all the conventions of its tired formula, but it also tones the anarchy with a serious edge and it works a surprisingly effective vein of race-relations satire.
January 16, 2003
A film that's both laugh out loud funny and surprisingly subtle.
January 16, 2003
The less you engage your brain, the more you'll enjoy National Security.
January 16, 2003
I wouldn't race out to see National Security, but it does give you exactly what you'd expect: yuks, explosions and brawling buddies rolling all over those overused L.A. freeways.