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The Other Guys Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
"The Other Guys" gets completely sidetracked with its seemingly tacked-on high concept about busting white-collar crimes perpetrated by sinister multinational conglomerates.
Jesse Hassenger
November 6, 2014
The Other Guys is the rare big-budget studio comedy that knows how to allocate its resources.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
September 23, 2012
One of the biggest problems overall, besides the lack of comedy, was the lack of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
Ferrell hasn't been this funny in years.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
The first 30 minutes of the film, where this concept is really milked to the max, easily makes for some of the funniest comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 21, 2011
Not all of the gags pan out, but when they do they get more than a few chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Singer
December 21, 2010
Juxtaposes the excesses of our unregulated financial sector with the excesses of the buddy cop movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
December 20, 2010
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.
R. L. Shaffer
December 15, 2010
There are quite a few fun and hilarious moments to be had thanks to a knockout supporting cast, but there's a reason we've never followed "the other guys" before.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 8, 2010
Even the credits at the end of the film are smart, detailing the inequities of CEO pay and the government bailout of AIG and large banking firms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 4, 2010
The Other Guys isn't as loose and free associative as its predecessors, planting Ferrell in the middle of a routine mismatched cop plot that doesn't permit him to combust.
| Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Stop the press! Multimillionaire actors unite to skewer deep-pocketed bureaucrats and billion-dollar blowouts! Does Adam McKay's The Other Guys herald the end of Hollywood's age of excess? Hmm, not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 19, 2010
A fast-punching farce with a serious devotion to the random.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Newall
October 4, 2010
The balance of action and humour is off here and by dialing down the moments of ridiculousness from his other films with Ferrell, McKay has made them all the more glaringly odd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 3, 2010
...a misfire of impressively epic proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
September 24, 2010
The Other Guys, like the testosterone-heavy "frat-pack" films which Ferrell is known for, is a buddy-cop film that's at once savvy, nostalgic, irreverent, and heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
September 22, 2010
The Other Guys has surprisingly energetic action sequences, shoot'em-ups and car chases, and even a bit of a whodunit plot...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 20, 2010
It runs out of steam in the final third but The Other Guys is constantly kept afloat by a grand cast that includes Michael Keaton as station captain Gene Mauch and Eva Mendes as Gamble's smouldering wife Sheila.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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