Burt Reynolds makes a comparatively benign visit to theater screens with this trite family comedy, his first bigscreen outing in four years (aside from a cameo in 1992's THE PLAYER).
Nick McKenna (Burt Reynolds), a lone-wolf, tough-guy lawman, is the "Cop" and Devon Butler (Norman D. Golden II), a cute eight-year-old black kid, is the "Half" of the title. Both are standard movie-issue characters. Devon adores TV cop shows and buddy-cop movies, memorizes all their cliches and
acts them out in the school playground. The boy dreams of being an honest-to-goodness blue knight, and he gets his chance when he sees Miami mobster Vinnie Fountain (Ray Sharkey) killing a...