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…
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.
It's funny cause Ben Stiller thinks the cocaine is sugar.
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.…
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.
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.
"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.
Starsky & Hutch is like 21 jump street before 21 jump street.Starsky & Hutch is a buddy cop movie filled with action and comedy it's fun movie. Yes it's silly but you know what i dug it but still i like more 21 Jump street and 22 Jump street. So will give Starsky & Hutch
Has aged well.
I guess if I was a big fan of the original series I may not enjoy this as a Starsky & Hutch movie but it's still a pretty fun spoofy comedy of these type of 70's TV shows. At times it goes a little too far in the silliness department. Best thing about this movie is any scene with Snoop Dogg playing Huggy Bear.
Starsky is a Bay City cop. He does everything by the book, and counts all degrees of illegality the same way.
Hutch is a Bay City cop. He does nothing by the book, and if he finds an opportunity to make an extra buck, it doesn't matter to him if it's legal or not.
Not surprisingly, these to get teamed up to take down a major drug deal which is about to happen.
The team-up of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson isn't new to anyone. Starsky & Hutch isn't new either, as it is a remake of an old 'Seventies classic, which I haven't seen I should add.
I can't really call this film bad, it does everything it's supposed to…
My college newspaper review. The only comment to it was a lady disappointed that the original actors weren't allowed to reprise their roles. I don't think she got the point of the movie.
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Classic Stiller / Wilson, with a nice spice of Snoop Doggy Dogg
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