Andrea Speed firstname.lastname@example.org
PG-13 (language, violence, some crudity)
Two desk jockey cops end up with a big case. Now, if only they can figure out how to solve it …
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Ray Stevenson, Lindsay Sloane, Samuel L. Jackson, & Dwayne Johnson
Adam McKay & Chris Henchy
comedies are usually frantic, low brow things that I avoid, just because I know this isn’t my kind of humor. But the trailer for this actually gave me a good chuckle, so I figured why not, and went ahead and bought a matinee ticket. I’d say that’s just about the right price for this.
Buddy cop films are dead. I think Cop Out
was the final nail in the coffin, as this plot is a cliché so hoary it has mold, rust, dust, and its own self-created cheese by now. We’ll all been there, done that, bought the Big Gulp cup, and watched Mel Gibson
descend into madness. (I’m not saying Lethal Weapon
made him this way, I’m just saying it couldn’t have helped.) But “The Other Guys” decides to go the satire route, which is pretty much all you can do with a buddy cop film.