2 Guns

2013

2 Guns

Critics Consensus

Formulaic and often jarringly violent, 2 Guns rests its old-school appeal on the interplay between its charismatic, well-matched stars.

64%

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Two crooked undercover officers - one from the DEA and the other from the Navy - unknowingly lead investigations on the other in this crime thriller from director Baltasar Kormakur. Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, and Bill Paxton head up the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Cast

Denzel Washington
as Robert "Bobby" Trench
Mark Wahlberg
as Marcus "Stig" Stigman
Fred Ward
as Admiral Tuwey
Greg Sproles
as Chief Lucas
Derek Solorsano
as Ferret Nose Julio
Edgar Arreola
as Papi's Men - Rudy
Kyle Clements
as Papi's Men - Teemo
Christopher Matthew Cook
as Papi's Men - Thick
Timothy Bell
as Papi's Men - Lean
Tait Fletcher
as Papi's Men - Mini
Jesus Payan, Jr.
as Papi's Men - Roughneck
Azure Parsons
as Waitress Maggie
John McConnell
as Officer Dave
Jack Landry
as Officer Phil
Ritchie Montgomery
as Chief of Police
Ambyr Childers
as Ms. Young
Robert Larrivere
as Bank Manager
Lucy Faust
as Scared Woman
George Wilson
as Bank Guard
Yohance Myles
as Lead Agent (FBI Man)
Evie Louise Thompson
as Patsy (Dr. Ken's Assistant)
Samuel Baca-Garcia
as Javier (Papi's Son)
Michael Beasley
as Hard Case Border Patrol
Christopher Dempsey
as Border Guard
Bill Stinchcomb
as Uniformed Border Agent
Mark Adam
as Navy FIrefighter
David Kency
as Leap MP (Shore Patrol)
Gilbert Rosales
as Skinny Immigrant
Peter Gabb
as Doorman
Tony Sanford
as Slim Jay
Lindsey G Smith
as Gina Corrales
Lindsey Gort
as Waitress Margie
Hillel M. Sharman
as Roughneck #2
Aaron Zell
as Roughneck #3
Henry Penzi
as Roughneck #4
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Critic Reviews for 2 Guns

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Audience Reviews for 2 Guns

½

Buddy comedy by the numbers, entertaining but forgettable, especially when you care little about what's going on on the screen and you're ultimately wondering what all the fuzz was all about. Only the protagonists' chemistry makes this somewhat watchable.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

My first Movie for 2014, I really thought that there was every chance I'd not like this movie, and was pleasantly surprised to find it exciting, action-packed, humorous and more than a bit convoluted. The acting was, as one would expect, brilliant with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington having the time of their lives. The story took some following trying to figure out all the convolutions taking place with CIA and the Navy figuring prominently, but it was great fun, and the violence while never-ending was not over the top like some others today. I have to say that I felt Wahlberg stole the show with his comedic side strongly brought out. Go and see it, but do not try to figure out all the ins and outs too seriously. Great entertainment. 4 Stars 1-1-14

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg aren't strangers to fronting acclaimed films in equally acclaimed performances; but they have something else in common. Neither actor has shied away from making a plethora of less critically prestigious, Hollywood action pictures; often heightening the proceedings with charisma alone. "2 Guns" is such a movie, and because of it's stars is also a good one. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who previously worked with Wahlberg on the solid "Contraband," "2 Guns" establishes itself as an equally energetic take on familiar material from the very first scene. The snappy dialogue, humor, and great chemistry between leads last throughout and isn't tired after this initial sequence. Along the way we get the likes Bill Paxton, James Marsden, and Edward James Olmos who indulge in a little screen chewing of their own. For an action movie with ambitions planted firmly in the visceral, "2 Guns" is surprisingly teeming with plot. There's the obligatory cross, double cross, hell even a quadruple cross, in a deceptive web that involves two undercover agents, the CIA, Naval intelligence, and even a drug cartel... oh my! Halfway through I didn't know who was playing who yet, or how everything fit together, but too the writer's credit, we never feel overwhelmed, duped, and everything ties together in an entertaining whole. The film does end abruptly after a fun build up, which is one of my only knocks plot wise. Even with everything I've just said, "2 Guns" comes down to Washington and Wahlberg. They are exciting to watch and have a great, more importantly believable chemistry. The stakes get high, but we never believe they are in anything but complete control. They command their standalone actioners, but for obvious reasons the results are even more successful here. "2 Guns" is great fun, with a complex plot that is a tribute to it's comic roots. We get a lot of films like this each year, but director Kormákur's stylish effort is one to see regardless. It is derivative. But it's rock solid and elevated by it's two leads.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

½

If it wasn't for some cool action sequences and awesome chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, "2 Guns" would just be another average action flick, with a bland script and dumb plot lines. It's not the best action film ever, but the unique way they use storytelling in this film is very fun every time these actors are on the screen you will find yourself smiling, due to their vibrant presence. "2 Guns" has a well enough written script, it is directed very well, and the camerawork is not ham-handed in any way. I would definitely watch this film again, and that is not just me being modest. Sure it may suffer from a few predictable plot elements, but it comes right out of the gutter and surprises you. "2 Guns" is a very fun movie!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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