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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.
A bit of mindlessness before bed, and Ferrell always delivers his fair share of that. So partnered with an overly angry Wahlberg, 'The Other Guys' has enough charisma to make it's way through a vast array of other problems.
Enjoyable, The Other Guys just hasn't got enough to make it more so than that, and become a buddy-cop staple. It suffers from a wide array of faults reminiscent of 'Cop Out', and much like that film, just isn't funny enough to last it's entirety.
The cast is pretty good, and there are some good performances and comedic moments. I especially enjoyed the TLC quoting Michael Keaton. Bizarre, and pretty out there. But it struggled to fill the entire hour and forty five minutes with continuous laughs.
"No, I don't like you. I think you're a fake cop. The sound of your piss hitting the urinal, it sounds feminine. If you were in the wild, I would attack you, even if you weren't in my food chain. I would go out of my way to attack you. If I were a lion and you were a tuna, I would swim out in the middle of the ocean and freaking eat you and then I'd bang your tuna girlfriend."
This film was actually a lot funnier than i expected. While i have nothing against the two main actors in this film, they're not favorites of mine and nothing i saw here really changed my opinion of them for…
consistently funny, action scenes with humor that suck you in. Ferrell and Wahlberg are golden together. I absolutely love this film. I could quote it for years.
Aim for the bushes.
I'm going to quote my friend Shawn directly on this: "It pulls off the seemingly impossible task of being lazy and forced at the same time."
Pretty bad. Some funny moments if you're high enough.
Quite funny, well written, Wahlberg can be funny?
you've got McCay, Ferrell, Coogan making a movie and this is what comes out? :(
the main problem is Mark Wahlberg. how is he still getting cast in comedies? he had one funny role in Boogie Nights and now he's coasting i guess. but he's sooo terrible!
Will Ferrell had some good lines though. Eva Mendes was funny too. the political message was surprising.
Misogynistic, improv heavy "comedies" are done, this one did it, this beat them all. This is the fucking worst.
Michael Keaton: ★★★★★
What I Learned:
Sometimes you just have to let the peacock fly
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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