Bulletproof (Review)

bulletproofBulletproof is so hastily thrown together and so very linear that it practically allows Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler to sleepwalk through it. So they do.

The problem is that it doesn’t appear that Sandler has woken up yet

Rock (Wayans) and Archie (Sandler) were fast friends turned mortal enemies. Without over explanation Archie felt Rock let him down, and Rock was perturbed when Archie shot him in the head. Both have a point to varying degrees.

(The fact that Rock didn’t die when shot in the head is the genesis of the film’s title, but apart from a couple head-butts that bring a metallic clink thanks to the plate in his head, this is hardly a pivotal factor.)

Further misunderstandings force the two now enemies on the run from the cops, the bad guys and the crime boss played by James Caan in ‘what day is payday again?’ mode. Along the way both Sandler and Wayans banter awkwardly despite the almost constant peril that they find themselves in, Sandler gets to sing a Whitney Houston song, and Wayans gets to ‘deflower’ him with a gun barrel. It’s all very uninspired and at best mildly amusing. Something to burn ninety harmless minutes with.

Wayans and Sandler have reasonable chemistry but are saddled with a plot that gives them little to work with. Then again in watching their respective ‘careers’ unfold after this movie, there’s every chance that that’s just the way they like it.

Final Rating – 6 / 10. Bulletproof might be a solid albeit misleading title, but it is hardly descriptive of this film.

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While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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