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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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

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Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Silly, tasteless and very funny...

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

press

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.

3.0
0

4 stars just for the Tuna x Lion scene! I found the Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg double-act hilarious & the running gag that beautiful woman can't resist Ferrell's geek actually works - thank's to Wahlberg's incredulity. Actually, the dullest bit is the start, but once Sam Jackson & Dwayne "We know you as The Rock so forget trying to...

4.0
0

Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg play two cops who take over a case when two colleges die played by Sam Jackson and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. They are to take down a billionaire investment broker played by Steve Coogan. Eva Mendes plays Ferrell's hot wife. There are many funny moments and this is a highly recommend comedy

3.0
0

I am a decent fan of Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg. They seemed to fit in these roles, although after a while I grew tired of the constant yelling and moaning of Mark Wahlberg's character. In moments I really laughed hard overall though an average comedy movie.

3.0
0

American sense of humour at its lowest. Take your dog to the movies, an IQ of 15 is more than you need.

1.0
0

My son and I loved this......I am not a Will Ferrell fan but laughed myself silly the whole way through this......highly recommend if you are after a good laugh

3.0
0

Went to see this with my boyfriend. It was terrible the same jokes got said over and over which weren't even funny got OLD very fast. four people walked out of the theatre not even half way through. I hated this film.

1.0
0

Go see it :) some real laugh out loud moments in it!

4.0
0

Where can I go for a refund?

0

...............................terrible!

1.0
0

The film started well, with some genuinely funny moments. It began to drag a bit towards the middle which was a bit boring, but still had some great moments. Plus another bunch of Ferrell quotes that will be repeated for ages!

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Silly, tasteless and very funny...

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0

4 stars just for the Tuna x Lion scene! I found the Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg double-act hilarious & the running gag that beautiful woman can't resist Ferrell's geek actually works - thank's to Wahlberg's incredulity. Actually, the dullest bit is the start, but once Sam Jackson & Dwayne "We know you as The Rock so forget trying to...

4.0
0

Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg play two cops who take over a case when two colleges die played by Sam Jackson and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. They are to take down a billionaire investment broker played by Steve Coogan. Eva Mendes plays Ferrell's hot wife. There are many funny moments and this is a highly recommend comedy

3.0
0

I am a decent fan of Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg. They seemed to fit in these roles, although after a while I grew tired of the constant yelling and moaning of Mark Wahlberg's character. In moments I really laughed hard overall though an average comedy movie.

3.0
0

American sense of humour at its lowest. Take your dog to the movies, an IQ of 15 is more than you need.

1.0
0

My son and I loved this......I am not a Will Ferrell fan but laughed myself silly the whole way through this......highly recommend if you are after a good laugh

3.0
0

Went to see this with my boyfriend. It was terrible the same jokes got said over and over which weren't even funny got OLD very fast. four people walked out of the theatre not even half way through. I hated this film.

1.0
0

Go see it :) some real laugh out loud moments in it!

4.0
0

Where can I go for a refund?

0

...............................terrible!

1.0
0

The film started well, with some genuinely funny moments. It began to drag a bit towards the middle which was a bit boring, but still had some great moments. Plus another bunch of Ferrell quotes that will be repeated for ages!

3.0
0