DVD: The other guys

By admin
04 February 2011

Action comedy.

2010. 107 min.

With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes.

Director: Adam McKay.


Rating: 3/5

After a shooting accident eccentric police detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and his partner, Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), are restricted to desk jobs – a situation Allen is happy with but not his gung ho partner.

Then the precinct’s two star cops wipe themselves out while pursuing robbers, and their deskbound colleagues – the “other guys” – are put back on the street. But Allen is as useless as ever with guns and when they have to face a team of mercenaries chaos ensues.

Meanwhile Allen’s sexy wife (Mendes) has Terry drooling with lust.

Ferrell’s comedy star has waned of late but with a well-written, multifaceted character to get his teeth into this is a

respectable return to form. And Wahlberg, a natural in action roles, surprises with fine comic timing, especially in his scenes with Mendes.

With laughs aplenty and the action coming thick and fast this is entertainment all the way.

Bonus: deleted and extended scenes, featurettes

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