Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
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.
Not being too familiar with the original TV series that this is based off, I watched it with a completely neutral opinion... The first thing I could say, was that it was actually a more entertaining and fun movie than the spate of others that were released around this time: Charlie's Angels, Shaft, The A-Team, etc, all attempted to capture the magic of its original series in the modern era, but just fell flat.
I guess Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller in the lead roles, deffinately helped push the movie along, along with some great supporting actors, like Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Snoop Dogg.
Starsky and Hutch was a satisfactory and enjoyable combination of comedic elements and action, laced…
A solid well made film. As a fan of the TV show I think they might have made it into too much of a comedy. I would like to see more Starsky and Hutch films.
Didn't persevere. Just made me want to watch Hot Fuzz again!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I guess I just have a thing for buddy cop movies...
Now in my mind, I think Todd Phillips is one of the better Comedy Directors working now a days. I loved The Hangover films, and Due Date was hilarious! I'm just now realizing that he's has done older movies like Starsky and Hutch, and Old School.
I have no idea were I was ok...
Starsky and Hutch was just Great! Funny as hell, well directed action, and it had a great 70s vibe going on!
Ok it's funny as hell cause you know ....Ben Stiller.... Whoever dosnt think he is funny is just crazy! And Owen Wilson (even though he played Owen Wilson again) is always funny...…
David Starsky (Ben Stiller), a macho cop in love with his Ford Torino, and Ken Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) a laconic, easy-going detective, are forced to work together to solve a murder.
With the help of their contact Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg) and prisoner Big Earl (Will Ferrell), they trace the murder to Jewish mobster Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), who's developed a new type of undetectable cocaine with no taste or smell.
Despite numerous professional and personal setbacks, the two are ultimately successful in thwarting Reese's attempt to build a drug empire.
If you like to laugh, you'll enjoy Todd Phillip's adaptation of the 1970s TV show. It's a perfect vehicle for the frivolity of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, an excuse to pal around with the rest of the Frat Pack, much like Zoolander (2001) or Dodgeball (2004).
With reduced expectations I returned to this and could enjoy it a little better than I did in cinemas 11 years ago. Boy, was I disappointed back then. My two favourite actors in comedy at the time in what must be one of my favourite genres ... and turned out to be a major dud. But accepting its imperfections, I could enjoy the laughs when they landed. It's so well cast it's a shame this wasn't better and therefore couldn't spawn any sequels.
Todd Philips is a comedic genius. Great movie. Not sure how it compared to the TV show as I have never seen it.
"That's for putting hands on Huggy Bear. Nobody touches the bear, you dig?"
Starsky and Hutch ain't like no shit you ever seen. HA, nope it's pretty much just like every other movie in its genre, except for one thing...okay maybe two things actually. Those would be SNOOP, and Vince Vaughn. Now, Owen Wilson is always welcomed by me, but in Starsky and Hutch I think he may have been asleep for half of it or some shit cuz I barely noticed that trademark wow charm he usually got pinned to his sleeve.
Ben Stiller is annoying as all hell as the far more Afro'd member of the titular cast, and I guess I should commend him for that in…
A brilliant pairing duo of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. This comedy film, remade from the 70's hit TV-program is complete fun really. I just couldn't stop laughing at the cameo by Will Ferrell, and I must say the cell-scene, in the film is one of the great from the movie.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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