85. The Other Guys (2010)

7.9 A lot of fun
  • Acting 8.0
  • Directing 7.9
  • Story 7.7
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Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Steve Coogan

Director: Adam McKay

Running Time: 107 mins

The Other Guys is an American film about two unappreciated and ‘loser’ New York City detectives who decide to start a large investigation to show that they can be just as good as the big boys.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting very much from this film, as it looked as if it was going to have a very obvious storyline as well as quite poor comedy, however Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were brilliantly funny, and surprisingly, the storyline was much less predictable and more enjoyable than I had thought.

This was definitely one of the most farcical cop films that I have seen, with some ridiculous backstories, such as the very nerdy and weak character, Allen, played by Will Ferrell being married to a supermodel, which was a great shock, and just completely stupid!

Overall, this gets a 7.9 because it was very enjoyable to watch, and also, I found the story great to follow, making it a much more interesting film than your average American comedy.


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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com