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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.
Still love this. Really well made film with two great leads in cracking good fun form.
One of Will Ferrell's best films. Hilarious from start to finish.
Hilarious ensemble comedy with a ton of memorable moments. I especially loved the opening sequence with The Rock & SLJ.
Letter Grade: B-
"Hey, I didn't know you can dance."
We used to do those dance moves to make fun of guys when we were kids to show them how queer they were, okay."
"You learned to dance like that sarcastically?"
"Yeah, I guess"
This isn't the classic that many of Will Ferrell's films are to me but I think this one is under-rated a little maybe by the general audience. I know every time I see this it seems to get just a little better. The chemistry between Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is fantastic. The filmmakers couldn't have found a better pairing than this two. Casting Wahlberg was the best route they could have went. Not only does he…
I just didn't get it. I thought Wahlberg was the best part about it and saved this film in many moments but I thought that the majority of the film missed it's humorous marks rather than hit them. Coogan entertaining more than Ferrell, which is a sad reflection of the film. It kind of feels like this was a better idea on paper than in reality and as they were making the film all involved realised that too. What a shame. Probably would have worked bett as a short Police Squad type TV programme rather than this sad bloated film.
Algunos golpes buenos pero trama demasiado liada para una peli que pretende ser para pasar el rato.
Salvo algun gag buenísimo la peli no deja de ser la tipica historia de policias fuera de sitio. secundarios de lujo por cierto.
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