Amiable enough, but it doesn't really follow through on what the ingredients seem to promise. The cast is good, even if Danny McBride is just doing his usual schtick, and it develops some good energy in the second half. But it's very contrived and never really delivers on real big laughs. Watchable, but not all that memorable.
As expected from the exceedingly underwhelming Fleischer (his constant praise still baffles me) - there's cheap gags, bad "improv" style humour from a weirdly assembled cast where the best performances aren't even from the leads (Peña in particular was funny, and out of his element). Some moments were fun, but otherwise it was pretty tepid and lazy.
Chemistry between Jesse and Aziz was cute and inspired, but the film's scenes where they're talking are almost put on hold to include some redundant car chases. Some big laughs, some small chuckles, but overall, kind of a missed opportunity considering the talent involved minus Nick Swardson.
Also found Fred Ward to be woefully underused.
I think this is a funny and lean politically incorrect comedy that benefits a lot from very effective turns by Eisenberg (Completely different from his usual persona and very good at it) and Michael Peña. I like McBride but his usual shenanigans eventually became overkill.
Caught this on the movie network, had to be one of the most painfully unfunny movies I've ever seen. Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride are both great but could not save this wreck. The ending was terrible and rushed.