DVD Review: War On Everyone
War On Everyone kicks off with Terry (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob (Michael Peña) chasing down a street performer in their car, and as they get close to the guy running madly down a back road, Bob ponders “Always wondered if you hit a mime, does he make a sound?” and Terry of course obliges. Its a scene that sets up the rest of the film. Terry and Bob are corrupt cops in a cop buddy comedy. A cop buddy film that pretends it’s a 90’s remake of a 70’s cop show but with present day crudeness and, sadly, a lack of consistent laughs.
It’s a story of two cops looking to make a big bust that will set them up for their retirement, but when things don’t go the way they expected, it turns into a barely connected series of scenes that seem to get more and more violence.
The chemistry between Skarsgård and Peña almost makes up for a disconnected plot, delivering a film that has an above average chance of making you wonder why you just wasted two hours of your life.
Rating: R16 Sex scenes, violence, drug use & offensive language.