Rated: R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use. Reviewed by: Dave Release date: March 24, 2017 Released by: Warner Brothers
Chips is another classic example of Hollywood filmmakers running out of original ideas. Instead of creating an extension of the original 1970's television program, it's been completely turned it into something that could have easily been titled 'whatever'.
Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello (Michael Peña) are couple of screwed up misfits who somehow manage to become partners in the California Highway Patrol. Instead of focusing on teamwork, they continually hammer each other with their bickering and complaining, like two high school jocks one-upping themselves on who is the more macho.
This film is a one-trick pony of lame jokes, raunchy one-liners, and plain old dumbness. The only thing on Peña's mind is sex. He always manages to sneak off a few times a day to pleasure himself. While Shepard pines for his wife who has been sleeping with another guy for over a year, interspersed in there somewhere is a supposed to be a story. Yet, nothing adds up, or makes much logical sense. Don't know if it was just bad editing or a lame script, but Chips is such a terrible movie, they should have called it Chump's.