Friday Flicks: Chips & Boss Baby

The Morning Show

Film Critic Chuck Koplinski joins the Morning Show for this week’s Friday Flicks is reviewing both Chips & The Boss Baby.

Chips. This big screen adaptation of the popular 1970’s TV series takes a comic look at adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Baker and Poncherello (Dax Shepard & Michael Pena) as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles. While the film has a fair share of funny moments, the tone is muddled as its combination of violence and humor is at times unsettling, while Pena’s character is too one-note to be likable.  2 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated R. 100 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.

The Boss Baby.  A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby (voice by Alec Baldwin) pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. The gimmick of a talking baby directing all around him wears off quickly, while the story itself is so silly and needlessly convoluted that it’s hard to become engaged in it.  The visuals are dynamic and Baldwin gives his all to make this work, however, his efforts can’t save this one-note movie. 2 Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG. 97 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.
 

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