These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
Starsky & Hutch
They're the man.
Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal Reese Feldman.
As a man who actually remembers the original television series starring David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, it pains me to say that Todd Phillips got most of the feel of this film right. Turning it into an action comedy took a little of the shine off it for me, but when the laughs come they're pretty good despite the presence of Owen Wilson and the terminally unfunny Vince Vaughn.
Keeping the seventies setting was a good idea. It gave both Stiller and Wilson the chance to rock those seventies outfits and also let Snoop Dogg wear his own clothes as pimp-daddy Huggy Bear. Giving us an origin story of Starsky and Hutch getting together also set the scene for…
It's funny cause Ben Stiller thinks the cocaine is sugar.
An entertaining comedy 'adaptation' of the 70s TV show, stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the title cops. Both leads are in on the joke and have fantastic chemistry. Supporting roles are filled out by an interesting mixture of actors and non actors, highlighted by Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear. There are some great action set pieces, some over-the-top 70s flair and many memorable lines and scenes. This film had no business being any good, but director Todd Phillips and the cast make it much more than just a time filler. Remember, Corky regenerates; It's a defense mechanism.
Previously thinking that good cop comedies already have died out I have to admit 'Starsky & Hutch' was a pretty amusing ride in this red-and-white Ford Torino. Although not reinveting the wheel, it surprised me with great chemistry between Stiller and Wilson, making fun of its own genre and over the top moments that were pleasantly tame and civil compared to other comedy productions which simply fail to make me laugh. Starsky and Hutch however succeeded in that for the most part, so I'd gladly put a donut on its tombstone.
Cop-Komödien gehören eigentlich einem Genre an, dem ich mittlerweile schon fast jede Art des Humors abgesprochen hätte, doch erstaunlicherweise hat mir 'Starsky & Hutch' einen recht unterhaltsamen Abend bereitet.…
I used to love this one as a kid, so it's a shame how this rewatch reveals how much of an empty film it is. It's never really laugh-out-loud funny, the character development is clunky and predictable, none of the set-pieces really stand out and all of the supporting characters barely make an impression, apart from Vince Vaughn's villain.
The two leads, however, share some great chemistry. I'm no fan of either actor, but they both make this a pleasant viewing, albeit a forgettable one.
Anyone old enough to remember the seventies tv show would know that although the series had some humour it was not a comedy. Sure every episode there would be something funny but it was essentially a cop show.
Todd Phillips decided it would be great as a comedy and cast two well known comedy actors and threw in Snoop Dog for good measure and it worked. Vince Vaughn gives his usual comedic touch to proceedings in a well worked and often very funny film. Will Ferrell's cameo was hilarious and although the plot was nonsense the two leads captured the seventies look and feel brilliantly. The real star of the tv show was that Gran Torino and it still gave me goosebumps when it roared onto screen. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson give Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul a run for their money as the titular heroes and that car took me back to my childhood.
A reasonable yet unexceptional homage to the series. Some nice touches here and there and Snoop Dog does his best as Huggy Bear. The locker room interview scene is a complete lift from The Day Today/Alan Partridge and, therefore, probably the best scene in the film.
Still loads of silly fun and hugely rewatchable. And, as is well known, the car is totally the star.
Snoop Dogg's best movie bar none. Just sayin'.
Rebooting an action movie series can either do incredibly well ("Mad Max") or reeeeeeeeeally bad ("Terminator") so I didn't know how to react when I saw this. I've never seen the original as of this review, but I've heard that it was more violent than this one. Either way, it's not bad, a rare thing for action reboots. Not bad, but could be better.
The movie is surprisingly warm-hearted and funny for an action flick like this, and it's fun seeing Stiller and Wilson play off of of each other. The hands-down best part of the movie (and I'm dead serious) is Snoop as Huggy Bear. He is having a great time…
Why I wanted to watch it:
Wanna watch more Stiller films.
What I liked:
Fun love letter to the series.
Nobody touches the Bear.
A few laughs at the beginning but ultimately becomes just another bad remake.
My brother and I talked about this movie so much my parents wanted to see it. They were... less amused than we were?
Absurd and silly and stupid and ridiculous but also kind of riotously funny? It's probably been about a decade since I've seen it so I reserve the right to change my opinion but for whatever reason this movie tickled my funny bone in the worst way when I saw it.
I am going to attempt to do something I haven't since I owned about 40 DVD's; catalogue everything that we…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.