CHiPs (2017)

Comedy • R • Directed by: Dax Shepard • 101 minutes

Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job — inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

Viewer reviews

Fun movie
★★★★★
Great take on a show I grew up watching. Funny banter, awesome stunts, beautiful bikes! — J Soliven

Chips
★★★★
When I bought the movie on wifi and tried to download it, it would not let me download it so I spent 5 dollars to rent a movie and didn't even get to watch it — kadoggie98

Too raunchy
★★★★★
There were a few funny parts and some good ideas. Ultimately, however, it was too raunchy and terribly written. — Rambo8649

Great buddy cop movie!
★★★★★
Critics are way too picky. Do you like buddy cop shows? Do you like them a little raunchy? Dax and Pena are hilarious, this show is funny and that's that. Bring on the sequel. — SCT_iPhone

Good Fun
★★★★
Lighthearted and a bit crass... highly entertaining! — 123sa

Worst Movie Ever
★★★★
Pls don't waste ur time watching — Jacozinho

Wow!!
★★★★
I would give it zero stars but I felt pity for the fool. — Manuelmaster

Not very good
★★★★★
Movie is a train wreck but there are some funny scenes. I like both the lead actors and they did they're best with a junk script. Has pretty much nothing to do with the original Chips series. — Class A213243

Hilarious
★★★★★
I thought it would be ok.... It was hilarious! I hope they make another one! — Sean402

Love it! 👀
★★★★★
I don't know why some people give negative 😏reviews for this movie we watch this. OMG it was so funny. 😂😂😂 — Alaska Philippines

FILTHY DIRTY DISGUSTING
★★★★
The previews only show a scintilla of the clean funny parts of the entire movie. This movie is filthy, dirty and disgusting, not to mention the poor story line. If you plan to watch this movie, be sure no kids are in the room and within ear shot. Also be sure all those who want to watch it agree. Oh yea, it objectifies women. — GaryKlimeck

Funny !!
★★★★
Fifi & Boooo probably should've watch the Preview and looked at the ratings before they brought the children in the room. If you watch Mary Poppins twice a year with the family after church, you probably won't like it. I thought it was funnier than heck!... if you're not laughing, you're not living. — joecwels

🤢🤢Terrible🤢🤢
★★★★
Going to the dentist & having all your teeth pulled without anything for pain is less painful then watching this. It's not the acting that is horrible it the script. Not at all the tribute I was hoping for to the original show Chips. — AnonnonLauri

What a pleasant surprise
★★★★★
loved it..Wasnt expecting much and it turned out to be a really good film. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — Movie Critical

My brain hurts
★★★★
I could actually feel my I.Q. Drop watching this train wreck....no wonder Europe thinks most Americans are dull and stupid.,..wanna see a funny movie that respects and honors law enforcement,..watch '' Let's be cops'',...this?!....No, No and No. — Letsgodiving

Really disappointed
★★★★
I know it was a reboot, certain liberties are expected, but this fell short on just about everything... blame the writers and whomever directed it. — Goodkid62

Great Movie
★★★★★
I thought this movie was great. I don't understand how people could not like it. — WesWer

I TOOK A NAP
★★★★★
Some of it was good, some parts sucked. I guessed it rained one day and they drove cars. LAME AF — jbeck70

Much better than the 16 writing it got
★★★★
A little crude but pretty funny. Just another guy movie like Adam Sandler movies — 49 year old dad

Lol, I'm of the gen, and I loved it!
★★★★★
I'm a huge fan of the original series and watched 'em w/my dad many years ago. My son's getting ready to roll out to college and the two of us had a BLAST watching this flick Definitely not the original, nor meant to be. Dax gives an Oscar worthy performance. Period. Of course, if you're looking for 'family entertainment' - it ain't here — AlaskaJaxx

Hilarious
★★★★
This movie seemed to be rated really low by viewers but I liked it. The actors pulled off the characters perfectly. The story line was funny and cute (friendship, divorce and tossing the salad) . — VeganJane

Be Prepared to Laugh
★★★★★
Many laughs while watching movie, loved the comedy. To those looking for the movie to pay homage to the old series, this movie offers a new take and I would think a better direction. — I gotta 5 STAR app!!!

just NOT funny!
★★★★
why its called comedy? i did not even smile once in the movie, its just boring — predictable... like jericho wi

Is good!!
★★★★★
Is a good movie. I've seen worse — Freddito_087

Viewer beware....
★★★★
If you go in with low expectations you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for an hour and half of mind numbing plotless movie time then you won't be disappointed. This is nothing like the original and I'm assuming they weren't even trying to. This is not family friendly at all. It's brainless crude content trying to achieve funny but painfully fails. I'll stick with watching reruns of the original. — Ariauna

It was good!
★★★★★
Don't listen to the negative Nancy's in the review comments. This movie was good and really entertaining toward the end. The nudity wasn't over the top. Maybe flash here and there. It is RATED R. Must the movie industry be responsible for parents who bring kids to watch a R movie? Perhaps PG and under is more appropriate. Thoroughly enjoyed it and glad I didn't let the comments dictate my movie choice. — voyagensc33

Hysterical
★★★★★
I grew up on chips which is one of my best childhood memories. This movie was hysterical and nothing I expected. The Characters were completely different then the old so because it was unexpected I was doubled over. It was a great movie! I needed something like this with all the horror in the world today. I recommend it to those who need a good laugh! — usatruck6

Okay for a Saturday afternoon
★★★★★
Wasn't expecting this to be a decent movie however, it turned out to be pretty good. Has quite a few funny moments, while other parts of the movie are over the top and "typical" hollywood recycled stuff. — Realblog

crap
★★★★
save your money — Bravo4699

Ok
★★★★★
Not as bad as people say it is . — Michigan iPhone user

Get Real!!!!!!!!
★★★★★
This movie is stupidly hilarious... as I feel it was intended to be. And for the dopes who feel that the original Chips 'legacy' has been tarnished, grow up. The legacy of a sitcom, really, three cheers for the Simpsons then... I guess. Oh, and lets not forget, I would have rated it a 4 for great stupidly ridiculous humor, EXCEPT, there are a couple amusing scenes in the trailer that are NOT in the movie????? That is probably illegal somewhere, and for the director/producer/actors/key grips and all the others... that is really lame.... be glad you only lost one star for that. — JS_Mac

GARBAGE
★★★★
THIS time the rotten tomatoes rating is pretty dang accurate...should be 0%. Note to the Hollywood bozos who keep trying to improve on old movies/tv shows...you just don't have the ability...find a new profession. — BabeRufus

Stupid Humor...
★★★★
Is this my favorite comdey of all time? No, but did I laugh - yes. Will I buy it at full price? NO. Is it worth a rental after a few beer - heck yes. Don't be prepared to be blown away, but it is like late night Jimmy Fallon funny one liners. — LynetteRenee

Much fun
★★★★★
Change your mood! — Mousa Almutairi

Funny
★★★★★
I think why people rated this low is because they're comparing it to the old show and its not the old show it will never be that but it is funny and worth the time my husband and i enjoyed it — Jackieee2122

🤢
★★★★
This movie is absolutely awful. Yeah there are a few laughs here and there but it's ultimately ruined by all the crass jokes. — Dudeman790

Great movie. Light, easy to follow, and hilarious imo
★★★★★
If you ride you may be able to appreciate the theatrics a bit more — cfgvdhvd

Pena stock price took a hit
★★★★
But the other guys stock price is now a penny stock. Good luck on your next fee negotiation. Sorry dude. — bravochico

Critics got this one wrong
★★★★★
This was not a bad film...it was full of laughs and I rather enjoyed it...me and my wife were rolling at these guys...no it isn't like the original and thank goodness for that...must see film!!! — DigitalGizmo

Meh....
★★★★★
The title of the show and names of the main characters are the only things in common with this and the classic TV show. Forget that you've ever seen the TV show and it's good for a couple hours worth of mindless entertainment. — nemuidegansu

Static
★★★★★
Funny adult humor. Sound track is horrible unintelligible to much static half way through to the end. — berlovan

Loved it
★★★★★
Super funny from begining to the end. — Wildcat 77042

gratuitous sex and crudeness sprinkled with violence
★★★★
Extremely crude humor, and lots of f-bombs. It has some funny parts, but really gratuitous in sex, and violence. It did not need to be so crude IMHO. It could have been funny without it. LOTS of nudity including men. I wish Hollywood could not constantly try to go overboard with this kind of thing. Full frontal male nudity with jokes about disturbing sex acts was really not needed for CHiPs to be funny. — politicaljules

Oscar-Worthy Performances and Story
★★★★
Dax Shepard has found a way to tell a story that grabs you and takes you on an emotional roller coaster... no, not really. This is simply a silly movie, nothing more. This movie isn't gratuitous like the 80's movies I grew up with. This makes the fart jokes that much more funny. If you want to sit back, and you're into buddy comedy banter, this is a good choice. Don't pretend this movie is something that it's not. What it is, it does well. It was a good laugh. Side note: This is NOT the CHiPs you grew up with. Think of what they did with 21 Jump Street. It's a reimagining of the show. A family friendly show is now a silly comedy for adults. You have been warned. — ArnellTheBlaster

Bad
★★★★★
It's amazing how bad the dialogue in this movie is. Two stars, one for each time I laughed. — Grooster

Really?
★★★★
Man I was expecting so much more. Typical hollywood garbage being put out. I was ok with it not sticking to the original version, but at least make a good movie! To top it off jokes were overly crude- — Ffj1313

Not true to the original, but hilarious.
★★★★★
I know it's not the nostalgic throwback people wanted, but I got a kick out of it. — JCwave

If you only read one review...
★★★★★
I have never taken the time to review a movie online and I just now paused the movie half way though. This is GREAT MOVIE!!! Holy crap... — Oodarula

Boooo
★★★★
Really? An classic family fav not ruined by filthy raunchy humor that is literally the same in all the movies these days. — joeythejerk

Great
★★★★★
I know a lot of people don't like it because it's a "disgrace" to the original but this movie was hilarious! It was way better then I excepted and I say it's a must have!🔥 — Jodinaaagel