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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?
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.
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…
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.
Whatever Ferrell touches is destined to be funny, and yes, this certainly has its moments but they are not all Ferrell's. An angry Wahlberg and a well scripted, moonlighting Keaton give their fair share of the laughs. It's a decent buddy cop comedy that just falls short of greatness due to a couple of lulls but the more times I see this film I end up liking it just a little bit more. Its also got some interesting visuals in the closing credits. Always worthy of a re-watch.
A lot flabbier than I remembered. There's a solid 30 minutes of duds in here.
6/10: Dry humor action comedy, with great one liners. There are already a few that sticks on my mind. Best watch this in unrated version as the jokes are more crude and much more funny.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and yes it does have a mid range profit margin. The contents, is as follows us the viewer descend on this police station and within this police station we have not only the chain of command but also social order as well. The cream of the crop of both social order or the chain of command favourites would have to be Detective P.K. Highsmith and Detective Christopher Danson [Dwayne Johnson,] but on the other end of social poverty is Detective Terry Hoitz and Detective Allen Gamble [Will Ferrell,] two desk jockeys, one of them is blissfully happy doing his duties and the other not so much. One day a tragic accident…
Ridiculous on so many levels but very entertain on others. Thought it's not the best written comedy ever the chemistry of the cast makes it very enjoyable. Though it's no Hot Fuzz it still parodies Cop and action movies well but nowhere near the same level. Not great but still fun.
Released on August 6th, 2010 - this over-the-top buddy-cop comedy film stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two bumbling desk-jockeys at the NYPD, who finally get their big break - a chance to solve a real case outside the office.
Following "Anchorman", "Talladega Nights", and "Step Brothers" - this is Ferrell's fourth collaboration with director Adam McKay - and it is definitely their strongest film yet. "The Other Guys" is first and foremost a comedy film, and from start-to-finish, I was laughing my ass off at this film - even if Ferrell is, once again, mostly playing the same goofy idiot character we've seen him do so many times in the past. Wahlberg, playing the straight-man of the duo…
Ferrell is nicely subdued here (I've always preferred this mode to Ron Burgandy's overconfident bluster), or maybe it's just in comparison to Wahlberg, who is hilariously angry for 90% of the film. Surprisingly quotable ("Who wants some Arnie Palmies?"; "Bye Sheila!"; "We WILL have sex in your car again!"), despite the fact that I've never heard anyone quote it.
In "The Other Guys", Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play two cops not fulfilling their true potential. However when opportunity arises, the two bumble and tumble their way through to success. Both men play characters in the film that are very easy to relate to and both men are pretty average guys outside of film. This quality of relate-ability makes Ferrell and Wahlberg "stars as ordinary and extraordinary". Ferrell relates in common goofiness. Even in his more outlandish roles ("Blades of Glory" and Talladega Nights") Ferrell is that ridiculousness that everyone has deep down, he just amplifies it tenfold. Wahlberg meanwhile is the gruff side we all have. The tough, Bostonian exterior he has is something almost all guys wish…
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