The Other Guys
The Other Guys (2010)

A desk-jockey detective and his tough-talking partner get their moment to shine in this buddy police comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A clever parody of cop-buddy action-comedies, The Other Guys delivers several impressive action set pieces and lots of big laughs, thanks to the assured comic chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The Other Guys is the sort of movie that generates some of its best jokes quietly in the background or as quick-hit throwaway lines, while other terrific gags are defiantly over the top.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The Other Guys is most authentically itself when it indulges in a free-form but nonetheless highly disciplined silliness that has the effect of dissolving, rather than piquing, whatever worldly anger or frustration you may be harboring.

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Jesse Hassenger

The Other Guys is the rare big-budget studio comedy that knows how to allocate its resources.

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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

This is the fourth feature that Will Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay have collaborated on, and once again they deliver laugh-out-loud if ultimately disposable comedy with mixed messages about arrested male development.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Through it all, Ferrell is as Ferrell does. He's a non sequitur with frizz.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell have excellent chemistry, and provide for a lot of funny moments, but a poorly written plot and some forced jokes make The Other Guys only a good, not great comedy.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There's a wealth of joyously berserk idiot humour, fusing slapstick and satire, surrealism and stream-of-consciousness improv into what could well prove the funniest movie of the year.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Deteriorates into something resembling Rush Hour 3.

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Jeff Beck

One of the biggest problems overall, besides the lack of comedy, was the lack of story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Not the best of buddy cop flicks, but does well enough.
Melvin White
Allen Gamble: I can't hear! I can't hear! There's blood blisters on my hands! Oh, my God! How do you walk away in a movie without flinching when… More
Jens S.
The premise is quite promising and the first couple of minutes of the film accordingly excellent: Take away the two most flamboyant and kickass cops in town and… More
Sam Barnett
Feels a bit more forced than McKay's other Ferrell comedies, and its Wall Street plotline comes out of nowhere and feels like a completely different movie… More
Eugene Bernabe
The duo of Ferrell and Wahlberg entices the screen in this clever and hilarious buddy-cop film. McKay's flick is a comedy, as well as action-filled… More
Anthony Lawrie
Cop films have been parodied to death, if you're going to make a new one it's got to be really good and as much as I liked Mark Wahlberg, the Dwayne… More