The Other Guys (Unrated, 2 discs) Bilingual Blu-Ray/ Combo Pack
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Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk. They hate each other and the monotony of their meaningless jobs, as they’re forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). But when those guys go down for the count, opportunity knocks for Gamble and Hoitz. Stumbling onto what could be one of the biggest crimes in years, can The Other Guys step up their game to solve the case without killing each other and destroying NYC in the process? From the director of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Although the comedy team of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg does not sound like a threat to Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello, they conjure up consistent laughs in The Other Guys, yet another comedy from Talladega Nights director Adam McKay. Ferrell plays a mild-mannered police accountant partnered with Wahlberg's hothead (recently demoted to desk-jockey duty after shooting a very famous Yankee player during the World Series), and both men must endure the showboating fame of a pair of supercops (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson) in their New York City precinct house. Along with sending up cop-movie clichés, the movie basically exists to give Ferrell and Wahlberg room to work amusing variations on their characters (with grace notes for Michael Keaton's stereotypical tough captain, too). The loosey-goosey structure works especially well when Wahlberg is needling his partner's squareness or marveling, in wonderfully awestruck tones, at the unbelievable hot-i-tude of Ferrell's wife (Eva Mendes)--a discrepancy made all the more maddening because Ferrell seems indifferent to her charms. Throw in a plot about a billionaire Wall Street crook (Steve Coogan) and the revelation of Ferrell's hilariously dark past, and the movie finds a nice zone of silliness. Of course, any Will Ferrell vehicle must be judged by the opportunities for the star to launch into some borderline-surreal riff--and happily, this film comes through. From the moment Ferrell begins deconstructing Wahlberg's lion versus tuna metaphor, The Other Guys manages to find time for such nonsense, and the film--the world in general, for that matter--is the better for it. --Robert Horton
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Mark Wahlberg appears to be getting better and better. Shooter is perhaps my favorite. In recent movies, I think he has vastly expanded his range as an actor. In The Departed he was a typical alpha male police detective, yet in The Lovely Bones he offered a very delicately nuanced portrayal of a grieving father.
When you put these two guys together on screen in this movie you have movie magic, because The Other Guys manages to accomplish what other comedies do not, which is to be funny without even trying.
A large part of the credit has to go not only to the actors, but also to the writers. In Gamble and Hoitz they play two cops who have fallen from grace and end up being partnered together.
As you might expect we learn more about them as we go along. Hoitz (Wahlberg) hates Gamble, and has rage management issues, and occasionally goes off at Gamble over the fact that he just does not like him. Everything he does is annoying. A particularly funny bit is the Lion Tuna metaphor, which had me clutching my sides.
The desk pop, faceback, meeting Gamble's hot wife played by Eva Mendez, channeling the inner pimp, the Prius, the coked up crime scene, wooden gun, every situation is hilarious, but also very well paced.Read more ›
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“I love this movie even though some parts were a little dull” I so totally respect “Will Ferrell”for not kissing
Eva Mendes” in that scene when he invite Mark Wahlberg” over for dinner and he (Wahlberg) couldn’t stop
looking at her Breast, I almost fell of the couch, couldn’t stop laughing, had to rewind to see what I miss,
I mean who wants to kiss Eva Mendes and stop, not me, “Samuel L. Jackson” and “Dwayne Johnson” last
hurrah was so freaking hilarious, it was so nice to see “Ray Stevenson” this guy should be the next Jack Reacher”
No doubt about it, he’s got the height the look and the intensity in those eyes that would make it real,
the guy is not as big a star as “Tom Cruise” is, even though I loved the one he did, but sometimes star power
gets the best of you, I think I’ll go buy a Toyota Prius. you can watch this movie in so many forms on this Disc,
it’s incredible, there is so much stuff here, plus. the gag reel is just as good as the movie,
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Runtime 116 Minutes.
Laughter is the Best Medicine. Love It..
Special features are comprised of a healthy 100 + minutes of edited scenes, gag reel, interviews, commentaries, etc. I think there's a few hit and miss as the movie lacks a serious production documentary, because at one point, you can't go on and let people know Will Ferrell is unpredictable on set... it becomes a bit... predictable.
All in all, action fans would like it, comedy fans would unite, so if you have yet to pick this one up, rent it first just to be sure it's in your tastes.
So the plot is you got Marky Mark an angry cop who wants more time doing detective work and Will Ferrell a cop who does all of the Paperwork for the super cop team of Sam Jackson and The Rock. After an accident occurs they are forced to step up their game and become real cops.
There was some serious stupid moments in the movie but it was made up for by some hilarious moments. And there were some amazing one liners that I could not remember based on the fact we were laughing so much. The casting in this movie really worked. Everyone was really funny, even Michael Keaton was just awesome.
The pacing was on the top of it's game and there were some running jokes that actually worked really well. For a comedy I can't say it was the funniest this summer I really enjoyed Get Him To The Greek but hands down this is number two.
The other guys has some good action (for a comedy) great laughs and the perfect cast. This was a fun time, see it; Recommended.
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If i could i would rate this 6 stars its my favorite movie of all time gets better everytime i watch it and its very quoteablePublished 4 months ago by Dakota LeGrand
This was my second watch of The Other Guys and while I found characters fun and movie was still not bad, I felt that it was not as good as first time, finding many silly situations... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D.A.
It's not the greatest movie ever, but it has some really funny moments.Published 5 months ago by Chris B