Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Other Guys: DVD Review

The Other Guys: DVD Review

The Other Guys

Rating: M
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.

Rating: 6/10

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