The rants and raves of a teenage cinephile who is just a little bit obsessed with Catherine O'Hara and Hayao Miyazaki.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Other Guys (2010)

I thought that I had heard some good things about this movie, so imagine my surprise when it turned out to be utter garbaaaaaage. Really, it was just a huge mess. Not only was the script slightly homophobic and treated its female characters like crap, but it was also horrendously paced and chock-full of unbearably clunky dialogue, and the jokes rarely took off. Even the editing was noticeably poor. On the other hand, considering the atrocity of the script, Wahlberg and Ferrell are able to muster up some laughs and chemistry that kept the movie from being entirely unwatchable. There were also a couple of visually interesting scenes (the paper-flying-around-shoot-out and the shot-by-shot bar scene) that were like small little tiny faux-diamonds in a trash can. Ugh. What a waste of an hour and forty minutes of my evening. Skip this one.

4/10

3 comments:

  1. I hated this movie too. Will Farrell needs to give it a rest and find some different people to work with because Adam McAy hasn't cut it since Talledega Nights.

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  2. Mike, I'm glad i'm not the only one, since it seems it's pretty well liked...a 70% on rotten tomatoes? Yikes. I know Will Ferrell can do good, so it's too bad that he got stuck doing this.

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