Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 1, 2013
    38
    Not every movie can come from the heart: This one is from the crotch. But what’s left for the sequel? Maybe it’ll feature Mark and Denzel sporting matching leather codpieces or giving each other bikini waxes. We can only hope.
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Aug 1, 2013
    37
    2 Guns feels like it’s all been done before, whether by John Woo, Michael Bay or any number of their CGI-happy clones.
  3. 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.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 190 Ratings

User 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 2, 2013
    6
    2Guns" stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and was directed by Baltasar Kormakur (“Contraband”) with a cast including Bill Paxton and2Guns" stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and was directed by Baltasar Kormakur (“Contraband”) with a cast including Bill Paxton and Edward James Olmos in this too slick action/ comedy. There is an artificial chemistry that the writers seek to create between Wahlberg and Washington to which the audience is constantly conscious of so that each line they deliver has the implied thought "boy will the viewers love this"
    The plot to this film and the role of the lead characters are confusing and full of turns and twists that will make your head reel more than the constant overturning of the vehicles in the wild car chases and crashes.
    There is nothing subtle about this film and it is obvious that the producers are attempting to create a franchise a la "Lethal Weapon".
    The film is a good visual experience with a sound track that matches the fast action scenes and represents a strong attempt to attract the teen age and early 20's audience. Although the film will probably do well for that group, for the viewer looking for more, the film will be a disappointment. I give this film a 6. Simply put, the 2 guns weren’t loaded.
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  3. Aug 4, 2013
    0
    I am relieved that I can give a 0/10 star score at metacritic. This movie was sickeningly cruel; a few scenes in the beginning ruined theI am relieved that I can give a 0/10 star score at metacritic. This movie was sickeningly cruel; a few scenes in the beginning ruined the entire thing. There was no need for those scenes, and those who have seen the movie will know exactly what I'm talking about. Cruelty to animals, realistic CGI animals or not, is always wrong and having it so graphically portrayed in a movie propagates those actions into society, making what they show more likely to happen in real life. I will never be able to un-see or un-hear those scenes, and if I had known they were in the movie, I wouldn’t have gone to see it in the first place. Even if the movie didn't have those disgusting scenes, it would have been terrible, with a lackluster plot and various hokey one-liners, which are haphazardly reversed in the end. The makers and actors should be ashamed of themselves for making this movie and putting it into the film industry. Do not see it. Full Review »