War on Everyone (R21)
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña play likeable but morally dubious New Mexico policemen who like to wear suits and shake down criminals (including Theo James’ British Big Bad).
Filled with slapstick violence, breezy bromantic banter and pop-culture chatter (there’s a funny bit on J Lo in Out of Sight), War on Everyone is a schizoid action-comedy: It’s hard to tell whether it’s a straight-up Lethal Weapon variant or a send-up of the genre like Hot Fuzz. Either way, it’s bonkers. Better watch this than CHiPS. (***)