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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.
The film peaks with the Rock and Samuel L. Where's THEIR movie?!
Michael Keaton Movie Day
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This gets 3/10 purely because of the first 16 minutes. The rest is crap.
In my opinion, it's harder to make a really good action movie, than a really good comedy. Frankly I can't stand most of the action films that are released these days, and the same can be said for the comedies but not as extremely. But here is a query, what do you get when you combine a pretty good action movie and a sub par comedy? You get The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
The point of the film was to make fun of action films, but don't mistake it for one of those Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie abominations, actual effort, time, and money was put into this project. It's a farce on action but…
Y esta es la menos loca de Ferrell/McKay, eh.
Ojala más The Rock y Samuel L.... grande Will Ferrell y su mujer, maravilloso Mark Wahlberg con su constante cara de que coño está pasando aquí....
I'm trash for liking this, aren't I?
becomes funnier if you think of it as a prequel to The Departed
I was hoping to maybe like this a little more. It's got a decent premise, focusing on the guys who aren't always in the spotlight but still do important work for the police. It's an idea that could be mined for comedy really well, to see these guys stumble onto a big case and have to follow it through, ending up in dangerous situations they're not really ready for. But, it all gets a bit weighed down by plot and some of the humour (especially for Will Ferrell) doesn't really land. It's fine and it has some very funny moments, but stuff like this has been done better before.
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