Coffee & Kareem

88 mins
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When a 12-year-old boy hires a criminal to scare off his mum's new police officer boyfriend, the scheme backfires horrendously... More

Where to watch Coffee & Kareem

Coffee & Kareem is available to stream in New Zealand... More now on Netflix.

Coffee & Kareem | Ratings & Reviews

"The storyline is a more than adequate canvas on which great comedy could’ve been painted with action elements that are definitely fun enough. Making the two mismatched crime fighting buddies a teen son and step-dad to be who hate each other was a great move, too. But a comedy lives or dies on the strength of its jokes and unfortunately, Coffee & Kareem just isn’t funny enough."


"So padded with bad jokes (many of which are homophobic), aimlessly vulgar language and hackneyed plot points that it makes its 88 minutes congeal beyond a recognizable measure of time."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"There's politically incorrect, and then there's just plain wrong."


"Although its lame-pun title is a tip-off, it still won't prepare you for the 88 irretrievable minutes of your life that is the barrel-bottom action-comedy "Coffee & Kareem.""

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Coffee & Kareem keeps it simple, short, and to the (ultra) violent point as a raunchy cop comedy with clever jokes, zany action, and fun chemistry between leads Ed Helms and young Terrence Little Gardenhigh."


"Do the people who made Coffee & Kareem think that it's a refreshing throwback? How can they not know that these kinds of movies happen all the time, and sometimes even make sense?"

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Everything goes stupefyingly wrong in this crime against comedy that features Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson straining so hard for laughs that never come that you think director Michael Dowse was holding a gun to their heads."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"There's a better movie buried underneath the many corpses in the crude and confused Netflix comedy Coffee & Kareem, one of their algorithmically assembled weekend options patchworked together from a stack of search terms."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"There just isn't much of a movie here, or even much of an homage movie when you compare it to its clear influences like 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon."

"One's a cop who can't shoot straight! One's a kid with a nose for trouble! Together... they lack the wit, thrills and rapport to deliver fun genre times."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Stuck in decaf mode."


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