Based off the famous TV show series, Chips surrounds FBI agent Frank Poncherello (Michael Pena) who is undercover looking for crooked cops. He is partnered with Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) who is an ex-biker that barely makes it into the Highway Patrol and is desperate to make a good impression. Together they fight, laugh and getting on each other’s nerves as they try to figure out who is killing cops before the next officer falls victim.
Chips is yet another buddy cop film that is more about the partnership than the story, and I’m getting sick of them. Michael Pena and Dax Shepard have good chemistry and are enjoyable to watch, but were these 2 guys really the choices they had to pick from? The bickering between the guys gets old real quick but after the first 20 minutes of the movie, that seems to subsides a little.
As I stated before, the story here is pointless and towards the end, hard to follow. It gets quite convoluted and makes very little sense. The only reason to see this film is for Michael Pena and Dax Shepard and even then, they aren’t THAT funny. In fact, I’m not sure if I laughed out loud at all.
At the end of the day, Chips is nothing new or special and will easily be forgotten about. It isn’t that funny and the story is hard to follow as it moves along, but the one saving grace is that Michael Pena and Dax Shepard have good chemistry and are fun to watch together. At this point, it’s up to you on whether you want to waste your time with this dumb crap. Co-starring Kristen Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen and Adam Brody.
5/10 Stars – This movie isn’t horrible nor hard to watch, but it isn’t that funny and the chemistry between the leads isn’t enough to make the story work.