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The Other Guys
When the cops are busy... Our only hope is...
NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
The Good: Ridiculously funny. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have a fucking great chemistry together. The whole cast does a fantastic job, but its Michael Keaton who steals the show. The TLC references. The tuna versus lion argument. The whisper fight at the funeral. When Terry (Wahlberg) meets Sheila (Eva Mendes). The entire grandma scene. The Crown Heights rapist. Dirty Mike and the Boys. Christinith. Gator. Desk pop. Soup kitchen. Spite shit. Prius. Bed Bath & Beyond. Rape whistle. A shitload of quotable one-liners -- "Aim for the bushes." "Shake your dicks, this pissing contest is over!" "I feel like we're literally driving around in a vagina." "I don't like you. I think you're a fake cop. The sound of your…
If a film is a buddy cop film, it has an instant advantage over other films with me.
It's probably just as well, then, that The Other Guys is a buddy cop film otherwise I'd have been moaning at Letterboxd on Twitter to let us do minus stars.
I was going to do a proper review of this but I believe my words when the final credits hit were, "Oh fuck off you piece of....fucking film. Fuck off film!" Yeah, it rendered me incapable of being able to produce a coherent sentence. So fuck off film indeed.
Do you want to see a movie that's equal parts Lethal Weapon and Anchorman?
Do you want to hear, in detail, how salmon could kill a pride of lions?
Do you want to see a movie where people wrestle very quietly, Michael Keaton repeatedly and accidentally quotes TLC, and Steve Coogan sounds a bit like Jeremy Clarkson?
Do you - do you - want to see a movie where a man is hit with a wooden gun for comic effect?
I want to see that. I want to see that hard.
For some reason I just cannot keep myself from watching this every time it comes on TV. Ive probably watched it close to 8 times now. That Tuna fish-Lion scene is quite honestly one of my favourite cinematic moments of all time.
This film is so strange but brilliant. Like is said about 21 Jump Street, these two actors should not work but they do, and in such a funny way.
Two desk cops try to crack the biggest case going. The problem is, they are really shit, and one has a wooden gun.
If you have never seen this film before please watch it as it is a good comedy.
We about to have us a little screw party in this red Prius
"Gator's bitches better be using jimmies!"
Although, I'd be totally down if this birthed a sequel.
“At age 11, I audited my parents. Believe me, there were some discrepancies, and I was grounded. “
The Other Guys is a hilarious action comedy film. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are hilarious together and the concept is really funny.
Will Ferrel pronouncing Mark as "Mock."
Another smashing great Ferrell comedy, but the addition of Wahlberg, showcasing his comedic chops that early in his career I didn't suspect he had, puts this one a step ahead of Step Brothers.
Lots and lots of memorable scenes/funny moments in Other Guys, but my TOP favorite has to be when Gamble (Ferrel) recalls his dark days as a pimp named Gator to this wife Sheila, the sultry Eva Mendes. That was incredibly hilarious. In fact, a customer one row ahead of me actually fell out of his seat cause he was laughing so hard! True story.
The complementary cast of characters also do a fine job. Especially Michael Keaton. Even Rob Riggle, who usually bothers me, had his moments. In summation....
The Other Guys gets my full seal of approval.
Wahlberg and Ferrell are two mismatched detectives who have just begun working together in a tough New York precinct, which is dominated by Dwayne the 'Rock' Johnson and Samuel.L.jackson as the super cops. But when they arent around anymore its time fot Wahlberg and Ferrell to step up and take the alpha status in the station.
Looking to break a huge case that involves Steve Coogan's slimey capitalist, if they can send Coogan and his criminal investors to jail, they'll finally get the credit they deserve. The whole time(Ferrell carries a wooden gun as these two cops whihc are total Jack asses tell him to do a desk pop which is were you shot your gun in the station well he soon finds out that it isnt real, they set about serving up some justice the only way they know how - loudly and awkwardly.
This is a brilliant and funny comedy which is a must watch.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The buddy cop movie has been such an established part of the action genre for so long and so consistently that parodies must now exist. There have been a few over a years. When “The Other Guys” was announced, I wasn’t super excited. I’ve always found Adam McKay to be slightly overrated as a filmmaker. Will Ferrell is an inconsistent talent to say the least, who too frequently has fallen back on his usual, scream-y schtick. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, makes as many bad films as he does good ones. “The Other Guys,” defying all these expectations, turned out to be a really interesting, multi-layered satire. It didn’t connect with audiences but quickly developed a following.
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