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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…
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.
I'm not one for watching comedies as more often than not I'm disappointed by them. I'm a difficult audience. But on the recommendation from my Brother, I gave this one a go.
And I'm glad I did. This is probably the first Will Ferrell film I've ever seen and on the back of this, I'm looking forward to watching more. The dialogue was brilliant - witty, silly, and the jokes keep on coming relentlessly. Some great OTT action sequences were also mixed in amongst all the humour. The script was rather complex - perhaps a little too complex. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell made quite a good team and seemed to bounce off each other quite effortlessly. Michael Keaton, Dwayne…
Underrated Ferrel-McKay movie.
"Gator's bitches better be using Jimmies!"
I don't like Will Ferrell movies. Almost without exception I don't like them. I usually avoid them. I do like Mark Wahlberg, though, and know he has good comic timing and delivery so ... what the hell. I liked it. Will Ferrell rarely became annoying as an actor and was only appropriately annoying as the character. Wahlberg delivered a comic performance beyond even what I expected. There was some fine stuntwork and plenty of good supporting performances. Not a great movie, but well worth seeing.
"Gator's bitches better be usin' jimmies!"
I never thought this would've been a good team up between actors until I watched it. Man, Wahlberg and Ferrell are great together. Not only that, but Michael Keaton as the Captain is hilarious. I can't help but laugh when he's doing the whispering yelling at the officers during the funeral. Also, all his "accidental" TLC references. Either from tuna killing a pride of lions, to desk pop, to rape whistle, Will Ferrell is hilarious here. Wahlberg with all his trades he picked up to pick on fags or douches in his neighborhood and his affection for Will Ferrell's wife in this movie is awesome. It's a pretty good time, the story isn't so great, it's kind of like what 21 Jump Street nailed, but this warmed us up for that.
I don't really see what people find particularly appealing about Adam McKay. I find his comedies to be juvenile and cater to the absolute lowest common denominator. Michael Keaton was fun I suppose but otherwise I found this completely unimpressive on all levels. McKay does a good job, as usual, making his comedy feel high budget and yet the humor feels cheap and lazy. I'm also tired of Mark Wahlberg doing the exact same character in every movie.
Standard Adam McKay fare, funny at times, it was fun enough to watch but nothing too hilarious.
Improv-heavy comedy works great if you have no real plot. If you try to inject some detective story / half-hearted critique of the financial crisis plot chunks into it, it's maybe going to falter somewhat. The Other Guys actual story could have been finished in about half an hour, but Ferrell and co don't play like that, and instead we get long, rambling improvs that range from the mildly amusing to the downright hilarious. Doesn't help the plot but it's still fun. Having Dwayne Johnson and Sam Jackson royally steal the film also helps.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Wolf of Wall Street
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