Get Hard: Movie Review

There are certain films that you really have to manage your expectations. "Get Hard" comfortably sits on that throne. While yes, admittedly, the film had its very ugly spots (it could have been a lot more polished in a whole slew of aspects). But as a comedy film, it was damn right hilarious.

When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in prison, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard”.

As preposterous as the premise for "Get Hard" sounds like, the film's actual content was even more unbelievable. It was totally unpolished how one of the most brilliant hedge fund managers out there - meaning intelligent at least - is unable to comprehend who is framing him and how. Overall, our sentiments on this matter reflect how we felt on key aspects of "Get Hard". Like how the story was too simple and predictable or how shallow the film's message turned out to be. What saves "Get Hard" is the extremely funny duo of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Will Ferrell is his usual self, churning out laugh out loud scenarios and quips by the barrel. Kevin Hart completely caught us off guard even outshining Ferrell in our books. "Get Hard" is one of those films that you watch with clear abandon - you know what you're getting and you shouldn't expect more than the usual.

Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- the duo of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart was by the second hilarious

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story was simple, uninspired and predictable



  1. I have been unsure about seeing this. I like Kevin Hart, he's a funny guy, but I have not been sure about how he would work with Will Ferrell.