The Other Guys

The Other Guys
The Other Guys
  • PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh78%
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Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk. They hate each other and the monotony of their meaningless jobs, as they’re forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). But when those guys go down for the count, opportunity knocks for Gamble and Hoitz. Stumbling onto what could be one of the biggest crimes in years, can The Other Guys step up their game to solve the case without killing each other and destroying NYC in the process? From the director of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh78%
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.
Miami Herald
Connie Ogle

The Other Guys is the sort of movie that generates some of its best jokes quietly in the backgroun...

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Joshua Katzman

This is the fourth feature that Will Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay have collaborated on,...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

There's a wealth of joyously berserk idiot humour, fusing slapstick and satire, surrealism and str...

June 22, 2017
New York Times
A.O. Scott

The Other Guys is most authentically itself when it indulges in a free-form but nonetheless highly...

June 22, 2017
Boxoffice Magazine
Amy Nicholson

As good and fleeting as a street corner popsicle

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Quirky buddy comedy mixes action, some raunchy stuff.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this offbeat Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy is an irreverent send-up of buddy cop movies that will likely appeal to older tweens but is more age-appropriate for teens. Although the tone is light and comic overall -- and it isn't quite as raunchy as previous Ferrell hits like Anchorman -- the movie does include plenty of bone-crunching, guns-a-flying action sequences. There isn’t a lot of gore, but there’s plenty of cartoonish violence. There’s also a fair bit of strong language (including several uses of "s--t") and risque sexual innuendo/banter (including one exchange that gets pretty detailed), plus one scene involving cocaine and a drug bust.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:August 5, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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