Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. It's a comedy of manhood for the age of emasculation.
  2. The funniest movie of the year.
  3. The Other Guys finds McKay back to trying something wildly ambitious with his comedy, and largely succeeding.
  4. 83
    This summer's funniest movie.
  5. 83
    Great casting takes The Other Guys most of the way: Ferrell draws a wealth of good material from his character's oddball ineffectuality, and he partners perfectly with Wahlberg, who's always best at his most incredulous.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 352 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 124
  2. Negative: 24 out of 124
  1. Oct 1, 2011
    7
    "The Other Guys" doesn't try to be funny or sarcastic. It's just funny the way it is.
  2. Aug 22, 2010
    7
    The Other Guys was pretty funny but I had higher expectations. It was good but it could have been much better also.
  3. Aug 9, 2010
    6
    Didn't turn out as great as I was hoping having loved some of Will Ferrell's classics (Elf, Anchorman and Talledega Nights). Went to see thisDidn't turn out as great as I was hoping having loved some of Will Ferrell's classics (Elf, Anchorman and Talledega Nights). Went to see this movie Sat 8/7/10 around 7pm and it was showing on 3 screens in a 20-screen complex. Next two showings of the movie were sold out so we (wife and 3 sons) skipped it but had high hopes given its popularity. Returned Sunday evening again at 7pm and the showing was half-full; important because great comedies are even better when a big audience is howling. While the movie was ok, it never had that bust-a-gut scene that Ferrell is capable of. That said, Ferrell was much better than Wahlberg, who's character range was close to zero. You can wait for DVD on this one. Full Review »