You've seen plenty of movies about cops who shoot up the city, blowing up bad guys and laying it all on on the line in the name of justice. The Other Guys, starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Mendes is not one of those movie. Instead, the focus is on the cops who don't get all the glory, and spend their days doing paperwork and longing to be heroes. Can a movie about these less-energetic law-enforcement officers possibly be entertaining? It can when the stars form the most akward duo on the year.
The Other Guys follows Wahlberg and Ferrell as the afore-mentioned paper pushers who look to become Top Cops after Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vacate the position. Sadly, these guys aren't action heroes despite their attempts. Wahlberg is still trying to get over having to use his gun in the line, while Ferrell's character longs for the safety of his desk while hiding his past. However, when the pair get deep into a money scandal, the gloves come off, the Prius gets charged and Wahlberg's wooden gun prepares for an all-out brawl.