The Other Guys Poster

Release Date: August 6th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) garner no headlines as they work day to day. Gamble relishes his job as a paper pusher, but Hoitz is itching to get back on the street and make a name for himself. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that they have the right stuff.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson

Director: Adam McKay

Genres: Action, Comedy

Production Co: Gary Sanchez Productions, Mosaic

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Investigation, 2010s, New York City, Police station, Doctor, Rise, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There's a fine line between stupid comedy that's actually pretty smart and stupid comedy that's just dumb, and The Other Guys crosses the line - into realms of unredeeming dunderheadedness - more often than it should. show more

  • Nimbly blending comedy and action -- with an affectionate slo-mo nod to John Woo -- McKay does his best work to date here. show more

  • It's loud, raunchy, semicoherent and stuffed to the bursting point with heavy weaponry and car chases, most of which involve a red, cocaine-covered Prius that's been pressed into service as a police car. But Adam McKay's comedy of chaos, which he wrote with Chris Henchy, can also be very funny. show more

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