The Other Guys (2010)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 Ballad of Ricky Bobby). New York City detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell) is more comfortable pushing pencils than busting bad guys. A meticulous forensic accountant, his numbers are never off. Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg) is Gamble's reluctant partner. Try as … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 2010
Box Office: $119.2M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Other Guys

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (37)

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.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

"The Other Guys" gets completely sidetracked with its seemingly tacked-on high concept about busting white-collar crimes perpetrated by sinister multinational conglomerates.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

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

Full Review… | November 6, 2014

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.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

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

Full Review… | September 23, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Other Guys


Not the best of buddy cop flicks, but does well enough.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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 who will step up to take over the job? Probably some idiots. The chemistry between Ferrell and Wahlberg (just imagining his character may be the same he played in The Departed is fun enough) is great and carries most of the film. Sadly, their case is not all that interesting. Financial villains? Meh. So the last act and showdown fall a bit short and end up being way too conventional. So it's best to watch the most outrageously funny scenes on repeat than rewatch the entire film, I suppose.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


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 shoot-out with jokes and bullets flying from end to end. Though the story is partially let down by the slightly strenuous plot and debatable and conclusive intent, Other Guys does well to please its audience. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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