Andy's Review of 2 Guns
In the world of today's action movies, one has to do something different to stand out. While the chemistry between the two leads is certainly solid enough, it's insufficient to support the entire film, which comes alarmingly close to buckling underneath the number of cliches it employs.
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play a pair of guys who are skilled in the art of killing and are completely interchangeable. Sure, one works for the DEA and the other for the military, but that doesn't change the fact that the differences between the two are literally skin-deep, though their banter is often witty and entertaining enough to be noteworthy.
Now, the plot. This is where things start to slide. The events depicted in the film all hinge around a single important one: the duo robs a bank in order to destabilize a drug cartel. While this sounds simple enough, it quickly escalates into a jumbled mishmash of conspiracy, double-crossing, and third (and fourth, and fifth) parties trying to get their hands on the dough. Try to follow along, and it is all to easy to lose track as to who's who amid the bullets and threatening stares.