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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jul 31, 2013
    83
    2 Guns is a movie based on smart callbacks and sly flip-flops of loyalty, regularly interrupted by spasms of well-staged violence.
  2. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Aug 1, 2013
    79
    In a season stuffed with empty eye candy, 2 Guns comes along as something of a welcome burrito — plenty satisfying and hardly nutritious.
  3. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 1, 2013
    75
    The movie is loud, fun, quick moving, and features some nice acting turns.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 1, 2013
    60
    Wahlberg and Washington are so good together, quips flying as fast as lead, that much is forgiven.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 1, 2013
    50
    The movie has style but increasingly little sense.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jul 30, 2013
    50
    This is a here today, gone tomorrow trifle, albeit one with lots of gunplay. In midsummer, that may be enough, but it's still a shame that 2 Guns shoots so many blanks.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 1, 2013
    25
    It's a complete mess, the spectacle of filmmakers blowing up their movie and everything in it, because they can't think of anything else to do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Aug 3, 2013
    10
    Aight, so I saw this movie it had 1 gun in it. That movie was hella dope! but when I heard about 2 guns, man I was excited. I saw this movieAight, so I saw this movie it had 1 gun in it. That movie was hella dope! but when I heard about 2 guns, man I was excited. I saw this movie opening night, couldnt believe what i was seeing!!! 2guns has everything! twice as many guns as the other movies, they getting cash and the explosions so realistic you can feel the burn.
    this movies 10/10 favorite movie.
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  2. Aug 10, 2013
    8
    The movie is cute and has some original scenes. The action and surprises are constant enough to keep you interested, and the one-liners aren'tThe movie is cute and has some original scenes. The action and surprises are constant enough to keep you interested, and the one-liners aren't unbearable. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    8
    I thought this one was a lot of fun. It has a great mix of action and comedy that keeps it from being too serious and too silly. WashintonI thought this one was a lot of fun. It has a great mix of action and comedy that keeps it from being too serious and too silly. Washinton and Wahlberg are great together and play off one another terrifically. Edward James Olmos and Bill Paxton are also really great in the film as well and just give the film a very solid cast. The only complaint I had was the movie feels a little rushed at the end but it didn't kill my enjoyment factor. Just a fun (and funny) movie. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2013
    6
    Before I entered the theatre, I had a pretty good idea of what I was about to see. A prototypical shoot-em-up with a couple of high-profileBefore I entered the theatre, I had a pretty good idea of what I was about to see. A prototypical shoot-em-up with a couple of high-profile leads that would have to really steal the show to make this one worth a second watch. Although Denzel & Mark delivered above average performances, I don't think this is them at their best. There were some funny moments, some cliches here and there, and a lot of violence. The plot twists can be easily sniffed out early on if you've seen your fair share of action movies, and the over-the-top ending provides for some laughs. If you're lookin for a pretty good action flick to take your girlfriend/boyfriend to, and you're not expecting to see an award-winning show, 2 Guns is worth a watch. However, when it hits the shelves in a few months, I'll be passing on seeing it twice. Expand
  5. Jan 20, 2014
    5
    There's not much to say about 2 Guns. With such a poor script, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg can't really be blamed for giving mostlyThere's not much to say about 2 Guns. With such a poor script, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg can't really be blamed for giving mostly charmless performances. The main plot "twist" comes out of left field and is absurdly random to the point of just being stupid, which pretty much sums up this movie. It's filled with guns and death but that's about it. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2013
    5
    Was I the only one who felt like the movie was funded by a liberal lobbying group? I'm not trying to post my own political opinion here, butWas I the only one who felt like the movie was funded by a liberal lobbying group? I'm not trying to post my own political opinion here, but it felt like there were multiple plot points where issues paralleled hot political topics right now. These were then resolved with a liberal standpoint. For example: The ridiculous plot structure of having both a very corrupt and money lusting Navy/ CIA (On top of the cartel). Each of these organizations betrayed their single agents because they stood to reveal their bad nature. In turn, the "2 guns" went rogue and committed acts that would be deemed 'terrorist.' Of course, the audience is supposed to root for them, so everything they do is ok. This was just one of the political topics hit out of many I saw, including the debate on welfare (The ridiculously long and unneeded scene where they argue over tipping), and the morality of betrayal in relationships (Denzel and the Latino chick.) I saw others, but they don't come to mind. Maybe I'm just flipping out over a whole lot of nothing, but I still don't see the point in having a plot that tries to carry so many different things in it. It was ridiculously varying and had no need for such complex and unbelievable structure. Aside from what I viewed as a political agenda (probably for an increasingly democratic audience), I would give the movie a 6/10. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2013
    0
    A painfully appalling attempt at the humorous, buddy/action genre. This thing falls drastically short of being any way entertaining. It hasA painfully appalling attempt at the humorous, buddy/action genre. This thing falls drastically short of being any way entertaining. It has no story, poorly-drawn characters, irritatingly weak dialogue and boring action. Don’t waste your time. There are plenty of better buddy/action films out there. Expand

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