CHIPS

(2017)

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Title:
CHIPS
Release Date:
23rd March 2017
Runtime:
100 min
MPAA Rating:
R
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Directors:
Dax Shepard
Writers:
Dax Shepard
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job-inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker's unique bike skills and Ponch's street savvy it might just work...if they don't drive each other crazy first.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 50%
IMDb Rating 5.4

Casts

Adam Brody as Clay Allen
Dax Shepard as Jon Baker
Jessica McNamee as Lindsey Taylor
Michael Pena as Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello
Ryan Hansen as Brian Grieves

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Blueniyt 25th March, 2017

What a horrible piece of trashy crap!

What idiot gave the no talent Dax Shepard money to make this soft porn version of a beloved show! This is what happens when a Hollywood egomaniac with no talent is given money! Holy cow, how desperate Hollywood has become to make this and actually ask for money to see it. There is no story, no plot, just cheap naked bits, no pun intended. And yes, Dax works out, we get it, but so do 1000 other actors. There is no reason for any of this nonsense on the screen. It isn't funny! HORRIBLE MOVIE, not even rent worthy, and honestly, they should be paying us to sit through this film! To find the so called "Story", this could be edited down to 12 minutes. Skip this

Reviewed by bobofmathews 25th March, 2017

Very funny and entertaining

I think Dax and his cast and crew did an excellent job.Im sure Mr Shepard wasn't trying for a politically correct best picture award winner, but in my book ,he's made a very funny and entertaining movie. It also brought back a time when things were more simple and people were more respectful. Great job on a very entertaining movie.

Reviewed by allstarrunner 24th March, 2017

Peaks and Valleys

Sometimes I have a hard time rating movies, and more specifically comedies. Because comedies generally try to do nothing other than make you laugh, it's easier to let plot and character development (etc) slide, as you might not with other genres of movies. This is the typical R rated comedy of this day and age - over the top, raunchy comedy that focuses mostly on human anatomy jokes. If you hate those movies, avoid it at all costs. If you like them, then you'll probably like this. At the screening I saw this at just about everyone after the film was talking about how they liked it, and there was certainly a lot of laughter in the theater throughout the movie. This movie had a few moments of truly laugh out loud hilarity, outside of those few moments the rest of the comedy was there, but it was pretty generic. Look, you know what type of movie this is (raunchy comedy). If you go to the theater and drop your $ and don't like it, that's on you.

Reviewed by WoodBangers Entertainment 24th March, 2017

a good time and fun to watch

Yesterday we headed out to see the first day viewing of CHIPS (2017) at our favorite theater in Scottsdale, Arizona; RoadHouse Theater. From the moment Chips started, we could instantly tell it was gonna be very funny, though a lot that was in the trailer was a splice job to make it funnier than it was in the actual film. Now I've already seen remarks that this film has the Starsky and Hutch vibe going for it, I can totally see where they were coming from; though in reality there isn't a new idea in any film over the last decade plus. To set the record straight CHIPS (2017) wasn't the greatest film, but it was very entertaining. This movie brought a ton of laughter, an awesome cast; I believe they done a very good job for films in this genre. Does the Chips movie have a lot of ideas in it from other films? Yes, it does, but so does every movie that has come out for more than 20 years, originally has been gone for a long time.

Reviewed by David Ferguson ([email protected]) 23rd March, 2017

Dax the slash

Greetings again from the darkness. In a Hollywood self-congratulatory world that considers sequels, reboots and remakes as creative projects; and imitation as the most sincere form of flattery … not to mention the safest hedged bet … it's not in the least surprising that we now have a film version of "CHiPs", a lightweight and popular TV show that ran from 1977 through 1983. What should be surprising is that a studio entrusted Dax Shepard with the ultimate slash role of Director/Writer/Producer/Actor for this contemporary version. Of course, as with film versions of "21 Jump Street" and "Starsky and Hutch", the target audience isn't really those who watched the original TV series, but rather the group of big-spending millennials who seem to thrive on raunchy humor, while placing minimal value on a coherent or interesting story. Buddy cop films that blend tense drama, wise-cracking partners and eye-widening action have long been popular, with the jewel of the genre being Lethal Weapon. This latest entry does nothing to threaten the now 30 year reign of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Dax Shepard stars in his own film as Jon Baker, now reinvented as a former X-games motorcycle champ who is attempting to save his long-fizzled marriage by becoming a cop. The rookie's partner is undercover FBI Agent Frank "Ponch" Poncherello played by Michael Pena. Each has their own personal issues: Jon is addicted to prescription painkillers, and Ponch struggles to control certain urges … and unfortunately for viewers, the two spend an inordinate amount of time discussing these issues. The crime wave they are attempting to bust involves a corrupt cop. Seeing that Vincent D'Onofrio is in the cast immediately takes away any mystery about the bad guy's identity, but were there any doubt, the film exposes him in the first action sequence. After that comes the onslaught of verbal sparring, explosions, gunplay and one especially gory moment. With Dax Shepard at the helm, we understand going in that the raunchy humor faucet will be fully open. Topics covered in one-liners, gags and recurring themes include: homophobia, sexting, masturbating, bowel movements, marriage therapy, d**k jokes, prescription drugs, paparazzi, and yoga pants. But seriously, how many "eating a**" jokes does one movie need? It's a topic that goes from uncomfortable to unnecessary pretty quickly. Cars and bikes are vital here, though it seems that the motorcycle stunts could have been jazzed up a bit, and we certainly expected more cameos than the mandatory one near the end. The original series thrived on being 'tongue in cheek', and Mr. Shepard's version brings new meaning to the phrase. The opening credits state "The California Highway Patrol does not endorse this film. At all." It's an understandable stance.