The Other Guys: DVD Review
The Other Guys
Released by Sony
Will Ferrell reteams
with director Adam McKay (who made Ferrell famous in Anchorman, Talladega nights
and Step Brothers) for this buddy cop comedy.
Ferrell plays Detective Allen Gamble, a mild mannered desk bound cop
whose partner Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) is an uptight ready for action,
desperate to impress cop.
The pair suddenly find
themselves thrust into the limelight and into a major job when their department
hot shots (excellently played by Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson) are taken
off an investigation (to say why would spoil one of the film's best gags).
But when these "other guys" are given the chance to
step up and impress the department captain (played with great comic chops by
Michael Keaton) by looking into the case of billionaire David Ershon (Coogan),
not everything goes to plan.
It's another case of
check your brain at the door and get ready for some silly chuckles with The
Other Guys. If you do that, you'll be guaranteed a great time in the company of
the hilariously deadpan Will Ferrell.
If you want
to just laugh stupidly for reasons that you don't always know why, then The
Other Guys is another good solid addition to Ferrell's comic contribution.
Extras: An extended cut.