The Other Guys


The Other Guys

Critics 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.



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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 Detective Hoitz might to get back on the streets, an embarrassing encounter with Derek Jeter has left a sizable black mark on his permanent record. Detectives Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) are the complete opposites of Gamble and Hoitz: unwaveringly confident, they always get their man, and they do it with style to spare. When the time comes for Gamble and Hoitz to prove their mettle and save the day, their incompetence becomes the stuff of legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Will Ferrell
as Det. Allen Gamble
Mark Wahlberg
as Det. Terry Hoitz
Eva Mendes
as Dr. Sheila Gamble
Michael Keaton
as Capt. Gene Mauch
Dwayne Johnson
as Det. Christopher Danson
Samuel L. Jackson
as Det. P.K. Highsmith
Steve Coogan
as David Ershon
Ray Stevenson
as Roger Wesley
Natalie Zea
as Christinith
Rob Riggle
as Martin
Adam McKay
as Dirty Mike
Viola Harris
as Mama Ramos
Anne Heche
as Pamela Boardman
Rosie Perez
as Herself
Derek Jeter
as Himself
Michael Delaney
as Bob Littleford
Zach Woods
as Douglas
Michael G. Delaney
as Bob Littleford
Rob Huebel
as Officer Watts
Brianne Moncrief
as Ershon's Assistant
Oliver Wood
as Captain Salty
Ben Schwartz
as Beaman's Assistant
Jake Quinn
as Precinct Detective #1
Patrick Ferrell
as Precinct Detective #2
Will Lyman
as Frontline Narration
Andrew Secunda
as Press Conference Reporter
Sara Chase
as Press Conference Reporter
Josh Church
as Hot Dog Guy
as Narrator
Alison Becker
as Financial News Anchor
Warren Kelley
as NYSE Official
Sean Heilig
as Therapy Cop
Adam Phillips
as Therapy Cop
Tess Kartel
as Brazilian Woman
Rob Mars
as Wesley's Guard
C.C. Taylor
as Wesley's Guard
Elizabeth Kaledin
as NY1 Reporter
Peter R. Thewes
as Hazmat Officer
Robin Ng
as Waiter
Malachy McCourt
as Old Man at Irish Bar
Barry Carl
as Irish Singer
Benjamin Magnuson
as Irish Singer
Jimmy O'Donnell
as Irish Singer
Kevin Osborne
as Irish Singer
Pierce Turner
as Irish Singer
James Archie Worley
as Irish Singer
James Mazzola
as Homeless Dude
Patrick Crowley
as Homeless Dude
Tara Copeland
as Police Dispatcher
Eamon Speer
as Ice Cream Man
Patrick Reale
as Beaman Tow Cop
Zak Orth
as Accountant
Pete Antico
as Chechen Rebel
Jamie Dugal
as Schoolgirl
Pilar Angelique
as Stunning Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Other Guys

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (159) | Rotten (44)

  • 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.

    Jan 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Dec 20, 2010 | Full Review…
  • The Other Guys has surprisingly energetic action sequences, shoot'em-ups and car chases, and even a bit of a whodunit plot...

    Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • McKay and co-writer Dave Henchy keep on pumping out gags; their movie often looks like a 107-minute comedy sketch, and I laughed throughout.

    Sep 16, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • A forgettable addition to the McKay canon.

    Sep 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • There's a wealth of joyously berserk idiot humour, fusing slapstick and satire, surrealism and stream-of-consciousness improv into what could well prove the funniest movie of the year.

    Sep 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Other Guys

  • 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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