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The Other Guys Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 10, 2010
It's only when Ferrell and Wahlberg go head-to-head that The Other Guys sparkles and its unfortunate that such a good pairing is wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
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
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 4, 2010
Doesn't have enough comedic energy to sustain its nearly two-hour narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 10, 2010
...you could do worse for a summer action comedy, even if The Other Guys eventually comes dangerously close to becoming the kind of generic buddy cop film it means to parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
August 5, 2010
The only truly funny moments are the closing credits. We get a completely serious financial animated lecture about how monopolies hurt the economy. Keep that in mind when this Sony movie comes to Blu-ray, a technology that Sony owns the patent on.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
August 6, 2010
A hit-and-miss parody of mismatched-buddy cop films, which is not that easy, given how that grizzled genre has pretty much ossified into parody all by itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
September 16, 2010
A forgettable addition to the McKay canon.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2010
If you liked Anchorman, you'll probably find things to like about The Other Guys, but it's not a classic even for rabid Ferrell enthusiasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
August 4, 2010
How can a movie that can be so very funny also be so very boring?
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 6, 2010
Hope & Crosby. Abbott & Costello. Laurel & Hardy. Ferrell & Wahlberg won't be joining this select group if The Other Guys is any indication.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 13, 2010
Ferrell is funny. But any actor who allows himself to make the same movie again and again, with only slight variations, can expect the law of diminishing returns to kick in.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 4, 2010
Adam McKay merely puts his big-studio budget on screen by embracing the car chases and slow-mo shootouts he should be mocking or, better yet, ignoring altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 8, 2010
They try to cross 'Lethal Weapon' with 'Naked Gun' but miss on both. You'll laugh at Ferrell, just not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 6, 2010
Forgets it's a comedy and starts burrowing into a convoluted but uninteresting financial scandal involving an evil capitalist played by Steve Coogan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 13, 2010
Co-writer/director Adam McKay ("Step Brothers") establishes a hit-or-miss tone of non-sequitur absurdist humor for an unconventional buddy film that never quite finds its pitch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 6, 2010
Dead horse, meet floggers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 5, 2010
What would have been very funny for 15 minutes, and pretty funny for 45, doesn't maintain the standard over the course of a feature-length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com
August 5, 2010
disjointed and inconsistent
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elise Nakhnikian
House Next Door
April 22, 2011
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