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The Other Guys -- Review #JPMN

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Published on Mar 13, 2012

The Other Guys (2010) -- Hilariously ridiculous action police procedural, 8/10.

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~~ Review Script ~~
This over-the-top buddy-cop comedy film stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two bumbling desk-jockeys at the NYPD, who finally their big break - a chance to solve a real case outside the office. Following "Anchorman", "Talladega Nights", and "Step Brothers" - this is Ferrell's fourth collaboration with director Adam McKay - and it is definitely their strongest film yet. "The Other Guys" is first and foremost a comedy film, and from start-to-finish, I was laughing my ass off at this film - even if Ferrell is once again, mostly playing the same goofy idiot character we've seen him do so many times in the past. Wahlberg, playing the straight-man of the duo does an absolutely tremendous job - nailing every joke he's been given like he's being a comedic actor his entire career. Laced with hilarious running gags, Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton is great supporting roles, and incredible cameos by Samuel L. Jackson, "The Rock", and Derek Jeter, this film succeeds brilliantly as another vulgar Will Ferrell comedy film. But, it also packs in loads of great action scenes... plenty of which could compete with your average summer shoot-em-up film. You take these two proven formulas, and blend them together perfectly, and you end up with a hilariously entertaining 107-minute film action film with plenty of repeatable, one-liners. The one aspect I didn't care for here was the overly complex detective work that tied the plot together... for a police thriller, it works great, but for a simple for an action/comedy film, I felt it was a bit too confusing in the midst of all the jokes and over-the-top car chases. That being said, Wahlberg and Ferrell did an outstanding job as partners here, I hope to see them team up again in the future. "The Other Guys" was a, "Hilariously ridiculous action police procedural."
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