The Other Guys

The Other Guys

2.9 119 Ratings

Directed by : Adam McKay

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plot

Set in New York City, The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble, a forensic accountant who's more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz, a tough guy who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an unfortunate run-in with Derek Jeter. Allen and Terry idolize the city's top c...more

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“Guys and those who enjoy the usual cop films with attempted humor, will definitely enjoy this.”

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The thing with comedies is that sometimes you just dont get the humor and dont connect with the film at all. The minuscule audience in my hall including me did not laugh even once and I am not joking.

The film looks like a mesh up of an action film and a sitcom. Filled with gags and small doses of action. Director Adam Mckay seemed to have taken an oath only to work with Will Ferrell but this time adds in Mark Wahlberg and gives him nothing much to do in the film. In fact the interaction between Will & Mark comes across so gay at times as if it was written to look like it. This is the kind of comedy that can sap your energy. At times I felt like Priyadarshans aatma has entered Mckay. Co writer Chris Henchy doesnt help much, he is a tv guy and it shows in his writing. The only thing left was to put the canned laughters. The film is filled with in film branding such as askjeeves.com, I phone, Toyota Prius. Prius is almost part of the cast. There are also references to TV shows & pop groups like T.L.C. After a point what you see is a repeat of the same gags again and again. There is one about hot women falling for Will Ferrell all the time which I thought was the actor living out his fantasy on screen. The statistics in the end was more interesting than the entire film put together.
Final few words: the only thing if this film can be remembered for is the moving poster which was probably a first of its kind. Go check out the poster and let the other guys stay well, the other guys

Rating: * 1/2 ( bad)

Ticket Meter: 110/- (waste of money)