By Angie Raphael

3.5 stars

Based on the 1970s television series, Chips is a surprisingly funny buddy film, although it is the silly and lewd kind of humour. Rookie policeman Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) is teamed with senior California Highway Patrol officer Frank Poncherello (Michael Pena), but soon learns his partner is actually an undercover FBI agent investigating a heist involving crooked cops. Shepard is also the writer and director of this comedy, and has assembled a capable cast, including his wife Kristen Bell, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Brody. Chips is 100 minutes of ridiculous moments, car chases, explosions and dirty jokes. It certainly has a specific audience, but if you like the genre, you will surely laugh out loud a lot.