Binge Watch: Kevin Hart

Tomorrow one of the more fun releases of summer, D.C.’s League of Super Pets, releases in theaters. It has an amazing voice cast that includes Kevin Hart! In preparation, this week for Binge Watch I’m looking back on five of Hart’s other films, from comedies and franchises to animated films and drama, Hart has done a bit of everything!

The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Here, Josh Gad plays a lonely groom who is looking for someone to stand with him at his upcoming wedding to Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco). He ends up hiring Jimmy (Hart) to fill the role of Best Man and some hilarity ensues. I get that some people thought the premise was dumb, but I enjoyed the comedy for what it is. I thought Hart and Gad were fun together.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Central Intelligence (2016)
: My wife LOVED this film when it dropped in theaters a few summers back. It paired Hart with Dwayne Johnson, who is a voice in Super Pets! They make a great pair, as we’ve seen time and again. This was a fun film where Hart plays something of a straight man in a ridiculous situation.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Did we need another Jumanji film? I didn’t think we did, then I saw what this sequel offered. The video game characters played by Johnson, Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are amazing. This movie not only had some good action sequences, but it also had plenty of fun and a lot of heart. Hart is also amazing in this role.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Night School (2018)
Here, Hart plays an incredibly successful salesman who has no real education. When his job falls apart, he heads back to night school to get his high school diploma so that he can launch into his next big thing. Hart has some great chemistry with Tiffany Haddish, who plays his teacher. There are some ridiculous and fun scenes here.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Fatherhood (2021)
There is more to Hart than just laughs. He’s played in a few serious films, one of which was this 2021 release from Netflix. Here, he plays a new father who’s been widowed. He has to figure out how to balance life as a single father, and he’s thrown in the deep end. I thought Hart gave a really heart-felt performance here in a movie that was better than many gave it credit for being.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Matthew Fox is a graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Biola University, and a giant nerd. He spends his free time watching movies, TV, and obsessing about football. He is a member of the FSWA. You can find him @knighthawk7734 on Twitter and as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast.

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