The Other Guys

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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.

78%

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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 & Crew

Will Ferrell
Det. Allen Gamble
Mark Wahlberg
Det. Terry Hoitz
Eva Mendes
Sheila Gamble
Michael Keaton
Capt. Gene Mauch
Steve Coogan
David Ershon
Samuel L. Jackson
P.K. Highsmith
Dwayne Johnson
Christopher Danson
Natalie Zea
Christinith
Adam McKay
Screenwriter
Chris Henchy
Screenwriter
David B. Householter
Executive Producer
Chris Henchy
Executive Producer
Kevin J. Messick
Executive Producer
Oliver Wood
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Critic Reviews for The Other Guys

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  • May 24, 2015
    "I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!" Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are The Other Guys in this hilarious buddy cop satire. Tired of taking a backseat, detectives Hoitz and Gamble aim to become the top cops of their precinct by taking down an investment banker who's running an embezzlement scheme. Ferrell and Wahlberg deliver strong performance and have great comedic chemistry together. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson have incredibly funny cameo roles. The comedy is especially well-written, and does a good job at lampooning the cop genre. Full of laughs, The Other Guys is wildly entertaining and fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2013
    Not the best of buddy cop flicks, but does well enough.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2012
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2012
    I don't like parodies very much. Most of the time, they are not very funny, and this movie is no exception. "Aim for the bushes"? Yeah right.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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