The Other Guys

The Other Guys

The Other Guys

An action-comedy about two mismatched New York City detectives, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, who hadly see any action – one is happy to sit at his desk and file the paperwork, while the other has been put on the bench after a public incident involving a baseball game and his trigger-happy finger.

But when an opportunity arises to take down a fraudulent billionaire (Steve Coogan), they attempt to step up like the city's much loved top cops (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). From the director of Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

2010Rating: M, contains violence and sexual references107 minsUSA
ActionComedy
Director:
Adam McKay ('Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy', 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby', 'Step Brothers')
Writer:
Adam McKayChris Henchy
Cast:
Will FerrellMark WahlbergSamuel L. JacksonDwayne JohnsonEva MendesSteve CooganMichael KeatonLindsay SloaneParis HiltonAnne Heche

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The Other Guys / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The laughs ultimately take a backseat to a convoluted white-collar crime story.

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Total Film

Total Film

The story confuses, but the characters engage, the action excites and the laughs are daft, clever and copious. A buddy-cop movie that’s capable of getting itself arrested.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Raises expectations that it has no real inclination to fulfill. The movie's best bits would stand alone nicely on YouTube, or on Funnyordie.com, the comic video boutique of which Mr. McKay is an owner and where he sometimes dabbles in short-form hilarity.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Silly, tasteless and very funny...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Here the filmmakers are in fine fettle, which goes a long way to make much of the low-brow silliness and slapstick infectious.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nimbly blending comedy and action -- with an affectionate slo-mo nod to John Woo -- McKay does his best work to date here.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Skewers the action genre while also finding room for sheer madness. We've still yet to see the equal of Ron Burgundy, but this latest offering is a wonky yet worthy addition to the McKay/Ferrell pantheon.

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