Appropriately enough, the soundtrack to the predictable Stephen Baldwin-Chris Penn-Gina Gershon police thriller One Tough Cop features a collection of predictable gangsta rap and party hip-hop. Nothing is particularly bad, and given the fact that such heavyweights as Fat Joe, Raekwon, Big Punisher, L.L. Cool J, Foxy Brown, KRS-One, Canibus and Capone make appearances, it's almost a given that it will be listenable. But it's sort of like the way the presence of Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn and Gina Gershon in the film guarantees that it will at watchable -- it may be fine as it's playing, but nothing is very memorable once it's finished. So, it's an average soundtrack for an average movie -- and that means if you're a fan of one of the artists, you might want to check it out, but otherwise it's not an essential listen.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine