All comedies have some slow spots, but
I find The Other Guys pulled it off more than most.
Will Ferrell is less offensive than he
usually is, and tosses out some hilarious one-liners plus a few
Technically, the picture is solid with
clean wide-screen cinematography and visual effects that are
more than average.
It's definitely funnier than other spoofs
of the buddy cop type and should do the job for a few good laughs.
The first 15 minutes of this film are great,
an over-the-top nod to all police films where officers cause
$1 million in damage for a minor drug bust.
After that, it becomes the comic mismatch
of Ferrell and Wahlberg -- completely out of synch surrounded
by a mass of explosions and car crashes.
It's still funny, but the repetitive gags
(especially from Wahlberg) get old rather quick.
The Other Guys
is a buddy cop action comedy that is about the misadventures
of a couple of not-quite New York's finest cops who run into
trouble when they get a chance to crack a big-time financial
These two peons exist in the shadow of
big-time action hero super cops who have the car chases and the
The lead geek weirdo and his roughneck
co-star partner get shoved onto the streets and into the world
of real guns and real crime when their action heroes are killed.
The movie is silly and full of nonsense,
but it has a great back-up cast that worked for me with their