• National Security (2003)

National Security

Release Date: January 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Earl Montgomery (Martin Lawrence), a bombastic police academy reject, and Hank Rafferty (Steve Zahn), a disgraced, mild-mannered cop, can't seem to escape each other. They met on opposite sides of the law during a routine traffic stop that escalated out of control; now as lowly security guards they're thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke, Eric Roberts, Timothy Busfield, Robinne Lee, Matt McCoy

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: Columbia

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Car, Suspenseful, Girlfriend, Police officer, Brash, Los Angeles, 2000s, Hilarious, Rescue, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The picture is all Lawrence and Zahn, whose dynamics get something going, though not enough (please!) to spark a buddy sequel. show more

  • 75
    Ray ConlogueThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Entertaining and well done. 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. show more

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The film is profane. But who knew police brutality could play as a laughing matter? show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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