A perfectly serviceable action-comedy, Les Mayfield's "Blue Streak" is a fun but forgettable piece of work. Starring Martin Lawrence as a diamond thief posing as a cop, the comedy has its moments but does not amount to much in the final analysis.
Following Lawrence's path from criminal to criminal masquerading as a law enforcement officer in order to find a hidden jewel, the film is full of rowdy action and uptempo laughs. The narrative is paint-by-numbers, but the characters produce engaging moments.
Mayfield keeps the energy high and allows Lawrence to mug enjoyably as the rest of the cast looks on. Featuring Luke Wilson, that supporting cast is solid, and it navigates the film's comedy with a fair amount of skill.
"Blue Streak" never stands out, but it provides enough appeal to rate as an, at least, mid-level comedy outing. Its highlights may not be long-lasting, but the film will not waste its audience's time.