Movie Review: The Other Guys

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in one of this year’s biggest comedies, The Other Guys. If you’re a fan of over-the-top action comedies (i.e. MacGruber), this is a movie you must NOT miss. The official synopsis is so damn good, I’ll just quote it here:

NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. 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 (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark 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 New York City’s biggest crime.  It’s the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

Right from the get-go you know you’re in for one hell of a ride. A LOLercoaster ride, that is. I’m trying so hard to think of what to say in this review, but words fail me. The whole movie is just packed with jokes from start to finish, and me talking about them here wouldn’t do it any justice and would probably spoil the experience for you. But I gotta say, it’s one of the best comedies I’ve seen all year. Ferrell and Wahlberg give an outstanding performance and make the best cop couple I’ve seen since Lethal Weapon’s Gibson and Glover.

Everything about the movie is spot on. It might drag a tiny little bit in the middle but after that speed bump, things pick up from where they left off and never lets down. If you like to laugh, you’re in for a treat. You’ll be walking out with a stupid grin on your face, and talking about a certain scene in the movie, which I won’t mention here. Adam McKay, you, sir, are a comedic genius. The Other Guys gets a rating of 8/10.

BTW a lot of movies don’t do this anymore, but there’s an extra scene after the credits you don’t wanna miss.

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