The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys (2010) (3 out of 5 Graves)

Mark Wahlberg tried his hand at a buddy cop comedy and actually does a surprisingly good job, although they didn’t ask a lot of him.  He plays an over the top angry cop, which works just fine, but without Will Ferrell to supply a never ending stream of one liners it wouldn’t have worked quite so well.  

The movie is intentionaly over the top, and delivers some great scenes.  When Will Ferrell and Eva Mendes send the grandmother back and forth with explicit love messages you can’t help but laugh.  The same during the helicopter scene when Will Ferrel runs toward the golfers screaming, “We’re cops, hit the chopper.”

Don’t let the 3 out of 5 ranking fool you, it had us laughing consistently, and as a good movie.  Its just not anything new and it has a few plot points when you are not really sure what they were going for.  In the end it did deliver some good laughs.


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