Comedian Kevin Hart's career to date has been a mixed bag. He has mademillions laugh with his stand-up act (in comedy clubs and on tour), ontelevision and in the movies – sometimes as a supporting character andsometimes as the star – including, of course, his concert filmsfeaturing his stand-up. He has written and produced for TV and movies(mostly, but not exclusively, for himself). His comedy projects haveconsistently made handsome profits, but have received mixed reviewsfrom critics and, in some cases, audiences. As someone who tries tomaintain the balance between movie reviewer and Movie Fan, here's how Isee Kevin Hart's effectiveness in some of his films: "Grudge Match","The Wedding Ringer", "Get Hard" – funny. "Ride Along", "Ride Along 2","Central Intelligence" – mildly amusing. His 2016 concert movie "KevinHart: What Now?" (R, 1:36) – not funny. Please, let me explain.<br><br>Kevin Hart's 2016 concert film opens with a significant, but irrelevantsequence in which he plays a James Bond type of character (oppositeHalle Berry) and participates in a high-stakes poker game, a la DanielCraig's first Bond outing, "Casino Royale". In this opener for Hart'sfilm (basically a movie within a movie), production values are high andthe acting is good (including cool cameos by Don Cheadle and others),but there are few laughs and the whole thing has almost nothing to dowith what comes next.<br><br>After his spy adventure, Hart appears at a packed Lincoln FinancialField (home of the NFL's Eagles) in Philadelphia where he performs hisusual type of stand-up routine – with some social and politicalcommentary and a whole lot of stories and jokes based on his familylife and other personal experiences – all infused with his signaturebrand of physical comedy. Most of his jokes come from how ridiculous hethinks the members of his family are – and what people would be like ifthey were deprived of various parts of their body (e.g. arms and legs,shoulders, etc.) due to a variety of extraordinary mishaps.<br><br>Of course, this being a comedy concert film, there are plenty of shotsof people in the crowd laughing at Hart's antics and repeating some ofthe lines he uses. He performs with nothing but a mic and a stool, butis backed up by large video screens with images illustrating some ofthe stories he tells. Then, at the end of his routine, there's a briefscene in which Hart picks up where he left off with Halle Berry andseems to be teasing a future project – basically answering the questionposed in his concert film's title.<br><br>The movie commits the greatest possible sin of a comedy concert film –not being very funny. The laughs from Hart's live audience were seldomechoed in the crowded theater where I saw the movie. No wonder. Comedyusually plays better in person than on a screen – and people are moreprimed to enjoy comedy the more time and money they spend to see it (asin, the cost of a live show that you went to in a large venue, versus acheaper ticket in a comparatively small movie theater), but the mainproblem with this film is the comedy itself. Hart talks at length aboutfar-fetched situations that are more bizarre than funny. He also refersto his family members (father, children and fiancé) in ways that aremore disrespectful than humorous. What's more, much like in his movies,Hart relies too much on his over-the-top facial expressions for laughs.Occasionally entertaining, but rarely laugh-out-loud funny, "KevinHart: What Now?" gets a "C-".