is a perfectly watchable movie if you are an 11-year-old boy. If you’re not an 11-year-old boy, it’s a dumb, tedious retread of the Men in Black
franchise, but with a more awkward premise and a schlocky, sentimental subplot.
The main character is Nick (Ryan Reynolds), a cop with an adoring French wife (Stephanie Szostak) whose shady partner Hayes (Kevin Bacon) kills him when he refuses to go in with him on a backroom deal to steal some big hunks of gold found in the back of a drug-dealer’s house during a meth-lab bust. However, when Nick dies, instead of being ushered up to Heaven, he’s recruited into the R.I. P.D. (Rest in Peace Divisio...