The Other Guys (2010)

February 7, 2011

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, The Rock
Director: Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, Anchorman)
Quick Thoughts: I’m not really on Team Will Ferrell anymore. It’s been a while since his movies have been consistently good. Step Brothers was solid, but he’s been putting out duds pretty regularly for a few years now. The Others Guys isn’t that bad though, but I owe most of my enjoyment to Mark Walhberg’s character, who actually had me laughing more often than Ferrell. There are lots of running gags used throughout the film–like Michael Keaton’s character spouting various TLC or Ferrell’s unexplainable ability to pull extremely hot women–but most of them are barely chuckle-worthy. The best scene in the film is when Samuel Jackson’s and The Rock’s cameo comes to a close. The Other Guys isn’t a total failure, but there’s not much of a plot to speak of and it’s not funny enough to make up for that.
Viewings: 1
Replay Value: Ehhh… Ferrell movies have a tendency to grow on me, but I haven’t been giving many of his films a second chance lately.
Sequel Potential: I don’t think so…. maybe.
Oscar Potential: None.
Nudity: None.
Grade: 4/10 (Netflix It)
Recommendation: If you’re still on the Will Ferrell bandwagon, this should still be right up your alley, but if you’re like me, and his schtick has gotten kind of old, I can’t imagine this movie will change your mind. Still, there’s worse ways to waste your time.

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