Genre: Action, Comedy
Running time: 1 hr 47 min
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Eva Mendes
Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) & Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) are known as one of the few loser detectives in their police department who are forbidden or gutless to get themselves involved in big cases. They stumble upon a case which involves a scam on billions of dollars, and decides to step up to solve it despite their differences and the lack of competency.
Honestly, I wasn’t really expecting much from this movie but it turned out extremely hilarious. The chemistry between the actors shines through especially the two leads, Wahlberg & Ferrell. It just cracks me up to see Michael Keaton (FYI, he was the first Batman on big screen), Samuel L. Jackson & Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson doing such funny roles. It’s not all just the actors, the jokes and gags are very well written and executed as well.
Verdict: If ‘Toy Story 3’ is the best animated-film of the year and ‘Inception’ is the best sci-fi movie thus far, ‘The Other Guys’ is definitely in the lead for comedy of the year. It’s thoroughly entertaining. Brilliant performance by the big names.
Funniest Scene: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) “Are ya thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’? Aim for the bushes?” says Danson and jumps off a 20-storey building with Highsmith to their death. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Favourite quote: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Captain Gene: “Shake your dicks, this pissing contest is over!” (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Just curious, how much did Toyota have to pay to get their Prius into this film? It played quite a central role and is shown and mentioned time & time again through out the movie. I bet the sales of the car has already gone up.
Is there a scene after the ending credits? Yes.
Rating: 4 / 5
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