Movie Review: Adam McKay's The Other Guys, starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton & Eva Mendes (with trailer video)

The first thing you will notice about The Other Guys is that it features great characters portrayed by very funny actors. Ferrell turns it down from his usual "11" and comes off as extremely funny without being too over-the-top. Wahlberg is a great wannabe action hero and straight-man to Ferrell's ridiculousness, while Michael Keaton is brilliant as the Captain. The rest of the supporting cast will hit your funny bone as well.


There are a few hilarious jokes that keep getting rehashed but never get old, including the bit about Ferrell's red Prius being the last car you'd expect in the middle of a chase scene. And don't forget Ferrell's smoking hot wife, played by Eva Mendes, who is hilariously out of place. Of course the banter between Wahlberg and Ferrell is the star, as you can feel the ridiculous friction and the awkward comedy between the partners.


The other jewel here is the music, which is loud, in your face and often a gag of its own. The music does a great job of reminding you that you are in a comedy by keeping the mood light and silly.


The Other Guys is not Anchorman or Talladega Nights. It doesn't have as many quotable lines to serve as Facebook status updates for years to come, but it will make you laugh out loud (or LOL as those crazy kids say). There are plenty of scenes the entire audience laughed at, and overall it was a great comedy to keep you entertained for the entire hour and 47 minutes.


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.

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