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The Other Guys a Movie Review

Updated on February 8, 2011

The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg


The Other Guys

Quick Summary: Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) are under-appreciated and disrespected cops who became partners after Hoitz inadvertently shot a famous sports icon. There is no excitement in their jobs, which drives Hoitz crazy but is just the way the Ferrell likes it. When two of the department's best detectives die during a pursuit of jewelry thieves, Gamble and Hoitz attempt to fill the role. While bumbling and stumbling through a series of investigations, the viewer is shown more of Gamble and Hoitz's backgrounds which helps to explain their current personalities. Eventually the two crack the case, catch the bad guys and save the day.

Additional cast members include solid names such Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton.

Cameos: Rosie Perez, Derek Jeter, Brooke Shields, Tracy Morgan, Ice T (narrator), Anne Heche

Review: This one was basically what I expected - an attempt at a cop spoof that never really took off. The action scenes saved this one from a lower rating as they were actually fairly well done. Mark Wahlberg's character was way too over the top and some of the other acting was fairly sub-par. Although I'm not a fan of Will Ferrell's, I do think he took on his role well, as did Eva Mendes. The funniest parts of the movie were the subtle story lines like Captain Mauch quoting TLC, and Derek Jeter. You'd do better spending your time with a movie like Hot Fuzz.

Rating: C-

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