The transition of Comedy Central's Reno 911! from the small screen to the big has developed a few hitches, most critics agree. "It's funny what different contexts can do. On television, where it's broken into small chunks and interrupted by blocks of commercials, Reno 911! can make for a diverting pastime," writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times. "When blown up for the movies, however, the same jokes don't carry anywhere near the same zing." Elizabeth Weitzman puts it this way in the New York Daily News: "It's a lot easier to pack laughs into a half-hour television show than a full-length feature film, and if you need proof, you'll find 84 minutes of it in Reno 911!: Miami." Nevertheless, Dan Zak in the Washington Post assures fans of the TV series that "Reno 911!: Miami is not the disaster it could've been. ... You will see the four-season series boiled down to its essence and molded into an 84-minute CliffsNotes version for theatrical consumption." And Wesley Morris in the Boston Globe concludes: "The film is just a series of sketches crudely stapled, at the last minute, to a plot. But the outlandishness is still as amusing as it is on TV."