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Generally favorable reviews- based on 335 Ratings

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  • Summary: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.
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  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. 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.
  3. 75
    So hilarious that even longtime Ferrell haters (me) can't resist it.
  4. As with most Ferrell projects, there's nothing profound going on in The Other Guys. It's just a bit of good, stupid fun, had at the expense of an uber-formulaic genre that has long been ripe for the spoofing. But it also works.
  5. For a good hour, this is the picture Kevin Smith was trying to make with "Cop Out."
  6. It's dumb and consistently funny.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    The laughs ultimately take a backseat to a convoluted white-collar crime story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 120
  2. Negative: 24 out of 120
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    O wow this movie was funny. That's just it. It was funny. Also i think more movies are coming out in the future with the same type of opposite actor cast type thing that this movie did(i don't know wat you wana call it). For example, i saw a preview of a movie when i went to see the other guys, and it was staring robert downy jr. And the bearded guy from the hangover. So i think were going to see alot more movies like this one. Collapse
  2. Aug 20, 2010
    9
    Hands down one of the funniest movies of the summer, if not the year! Ferrell and Wahlberg are a match made in heaven, for their chemistry is spectacular. One of Will Ferrell's funniest movies ever, its up there with Anchorman and Talladega Nights. This movie was so funny that you often miss some of the jokes from laughing at previous ones! Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2010
    8
    Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are back with this wacky cop film. They really found magic with Mark Whalberg and Will Ferrell partnering up to take down NYC's baddest and sneakiest criminals. One of the best summer movies this year. I had such a good time laughing the entire time. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2012
    7
    Another very funny collaboration between Will Ferrel and Adam McKay. I look forward to their next film.
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    6
    This movie has a strong start with laugh after laugh but it cannot contain this for the second half of the film. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are great together and some of their arguments are going to be classics in our generations movie history (tuna vs lion). I give this movie a 64.9 out of 100. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2011
    5
    There aren't that many jokes in this film, it tries to be one long joke but it doesn't work for me. I'm a fan of Will Ferrell since Anchorman and Mark Wahlberg tries his best to make this film work (he's the funniest thing in it I think), it just doesn't quite pop thats all. Not bad, not a classic. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2011
    0
    This is a terrible movie. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time. It gets mediocre reviews only because Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are in it, but they're pretty lousy too. Expand

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