National Security When an impetuous, egocentric security guard (Lawrence) with dreams of commanding the LAPD trumps up a brutality charge against a police officer (Zahn), their lives…
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NATIONAL SECURITY (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Details Release Date: May 27, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn

When an impetuous, egocentric security guard (Lawrence) with dreams of commanding the LAPD trumps up a brutality charge against a police officer (Zahn), their lives are irreversibly changed. The problem is, we can all predict how. An uninspired cross between Beverly Hills Cop and The Odd Couple, the film falls short due to a lack of originality, not talent. While Lawrence's sporadically amusing physical comedy can still deliver laughs, his overacting may leave audiences disenchanted.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints
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