The Other Guys [Unrated] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2010]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (284 out of 302)

Special Features


  • Dvd:
  • Both theatrical & unrated film versions
  • Deleted & extended scenes
  • Bed, bath & way beyond - watch captain mauch in action!
  • Crash and burn! - stunt featurette
  • Blu-ray:
  • More deleted & extended scenes
  • Gag reel
  • Line-o-rama
  • Pimps don't cry music video
  • The "mom-mentary" featuring Will Ferrell, writer Chris Henchy and director Adam Mckay's moms
  • Movie iq

Synopsis


The Other Guys
A desk-jockey detective and his tough-talking partner get their moment to shine in this buddy police comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby). New York City detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell) is more comfortable pushing pencils than busting bad guys. A meticulous forensic accountant, his numbers are never off. Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg) is Gamble's reluctant partner. Try as Detective Hoitz might to get back on the streets, an embarrassing encounter with Derek Jeter has left a sizable black mark on his permanent record. Detectives Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) are the complete opposites of Gamble and Hoitz: unwaveringly confident, they always get their man, and they do it with style to spare. When the time comes for Gamble and Hoitz to prove their mettle and save the day, their incompetence becomes the stuff of legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Will Ferrell
    Will Ferrell - Det. Allen Gamble
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Mark Wahlberg - Det. Terry Hoitz
  • Eva Mendes
    Eva Mendes - Dr. Sheila Gamble
  • Michael Keaton
    Michael Keaton - Capt. Gene Mauch
  • Dwayne Johnson
    Dwayne Johnson - Det. Christopher Danson



Customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    funny plot

    Posted
    chrislegacy
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    "The Other Guys" is the latest collaboration of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who created other recent comedy classics such as Talledega Nights and Anchorman. This movie has a great combination of insider police humor and current hot button issues in New York City, namely white collar crime. It crosses a few genres, equal parts buddy cop movie, with a comedic take on action flicks, as well as investigations of corporate corruption. It is in the same vein as Kevin Smith's "Copout" which was also released in 2010 and follows the exploits of eccentric cops battling crime in New York. McKay directed and cowrote this movie, which really has some solid and intricate writing, which is counterbalanced by the antics of Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's characters, Terry Hoight and Allan Gamble. The opening scene is an obvious ribbing of cliche driven cop action flicks, played to perfection by the team of Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock, whose fate shows a touch of reality and provides a counterpoint to the duo of Ferrell and Wahlberg, whose identity is created as being known only for their mediocrity and incompetence, hence they are "the other guys." Ferrell is an accountant desk cop, who is goaded into discharging his weapon in a "desk pop" in order to fit in with his coworkers. Even though he seems like the "office geek," his development throughout the movie shows a hilariously dark past and an instant magnestism with women, which baffles Wahlberg's character, dubbed the "Yankee Clipper," an action hungry self proclaimed "peacock", who is in the doghouse for accidentaly shooting a baseball player while on a ballpark security detail. They are relagated to being the butt of every joke from their fellow officers, yet when they stumble upon the malfeasance of a multi national coroporation, the odd couple take on the treachery of Wall Street's dark side. Given that this movie was filmed in 2009, just a year after the stock market crash and during the bailout controversy, McKay proves to be as socially conscious as he is hilarious. There is quite a cast in this movie, aside from the great preformance of Ferrell and Wahlberg. Eva Mendes plays Ferrell's wife, who dumbfounds Wahlberg as to how Ferrell could marry a woman of her stature. Michael Keaton is the duo's captain, who trys to be lenient despite their bumbling, as he works a demeaning side job at Bed, Bath and Beyond to finance his son's NYU education, where he allegedly "explores his bi-sexuality and DJing skills." Rob Riggle, of Daily show fame (as well as the tazer cop in "The Hangover") teams up with Daymon Wayans to replace the recently fallen Jackson and Rock as the top dogs, who become the new self promoting glory hounds of the NYC media. Steve Coogan plays Ershon, the bunko businessman who's scams range from Nigeria to Chechnya, with a penchant for bribing with pairs of tickets to the Jersey Boys and Mama Mia and Ray Stevenson rounds out the cast as the neo-conservative security expert who plays the foil to the heroic other guys. The undercover informant at the end also hints at a new case "the other guys" have a lead on; a sequel is likely in the offing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No Digital Copy!

    Posted
    Zach
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    Bought this partially because the description (at the time) and the product image shows a digital copy included with the blu-ray. This isn't the case. My copy came with a sticker over it stating the digital copy had expired. That's a bit silly to me. Research uncovered that Sony apparently doesn't honor codes that have "expired" so you're on your own if you want the digital copy. I did so I used the Disc-to-Digital option on VUDU and got what I needed for an extra $2. In the end it isn't a huge deal, just a bit annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Buy!!!

    Posted
    herestogoodbyetx

    Will Ferrell and Marky Mark star in one of the funniest movies I've seen all year. I am a huge fan of both of them (exceptions of Marky Mark going on tour with New Kids On The Block and putting the final season of Entourage on hold). None the less this film is hilarious and very clever. If you don't love this movie you have a horrible since of humor. Think Cop Out, but less serious and more laughs or a modern day/funnier version of Starsky and Hutch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie

    Posted
    TheDriver
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    I haven't yet seen a really bad Will Ferrell movie yet - and this one is no exception. Good chemistry between Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg - which is pretty good also in his role. The beginning with the "original" two idiots is very, very funny, but the rest does not disappoint. All things considered, a good movie to watch with my teenage kids after a long day... If you keep your expectations in check - this will be quite an enjoyable flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Peacock of a movie, you gotta let it fly

    Posted
    Seth
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    This is a totally worth $5 blu-ray movie so I had to pick it up. The unrated version is not much different (I only know one joke change off the top of my head) but even that one joke is better unrated. This is the only Adam McKay movie I like enough to buy and that's saying something. Not that I hate his others, but this one just has some real quality humor that is unlike Anchorman. 4/5 would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Gator" do play this blu-ray

    Posted
    WillyB305
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    Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg team up as cops in NY to produce a great comedy. Surprising cameos made by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson. My favorite scene was when Eva Mendes' character was passing her mother back to Will's character to tell him provocative messages. Play this on a night in with your sweetheart or college roommates and you'll surely have a blast. If you enjoyed past Ferrel comedies, you'll likely enjoy this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie! Awesome Price!

    Posted
    Cubbyfan

    I must say that I purchased this movie because BestBuy had the Blu-Ray on sale for $12.99. But that being said, I really enjoyed it. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are great together. I am not the biggest Ferrell fan, because sometimes I think his acting is more stupid then funny, but he actually made me laugh in this one. Also, the Blu-Ray has several extras included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So-so for a Will Ferrell movie

    Posted
    marktrepanier
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    Maybe I expect much better since "Anchorman" is such a classic movie (to me, anyway), but I find myself comparing every movie to that and other Ferrell movies that I enjoyed a lot. This was OK, with some funny parts, but it's one of those one-and-done movies that I probably won't bother watching again. Decent but not great.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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