Director: Adam McKay
Writers (WGA): Adam McKay & Chris Henchy
Release Date: 6 August 2010 (USA)
Genre: Action | Comedy
Review by Imdb User:
(Author: Christian_Dimartino from United States)
Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg are The Other guys. The Other guys is Will Ferrell’s funniest and most fun film since Anchorman,which was his masterpiece. THere is a lot to admire here. The film is similar to Cop out, only funny.
In the police force, there are cops who get into car chases and shoot down bad guys. The real deal. Then,there are The other guys(Ferrell and Whalberg). Allen(Ferrell) is a goofy cop who doesn’t really care about his job.But Terry(Whalberg) is quite the opposite. He really cares about his job. This is part of the reason why they don’t get along.
So, after the real deal cops die, they decide to try and take their place. The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock as the better cops, Eva Mendes as Allen’s wife,who he seems to not care about, Michael Keaton as the chief, Steve Coogan as the guy they’re after, and more.
I had a blast with The Other guys. It’s the first Will Ferrell comedy in years that could become a classic. Anchorman was an instant classic. This is his best comedy since Anchorman. That’s my opinion.
The film goes in the tradition of films like Rush hour and Lethal weapon. But it goes a little further than the level of Rush hour. Cause here both actors are very likable. Unlike Rush hour,which I only payed attention to do to Chris Tucker.
I appreciated Mark Whalberg’s role in this film. After seeing him in a film like The Departed where he plays such a serious cop, here he plays such a serious cop but in comedy form. I enjoyed The Other guys. It’s hilarious,fun and exciting.Originality?I don’t know. But you forget about that. Enjoy yourself.