Director/co-writer Adam McKay’s satire of the buddy cop genre works best early, with Dwayne Johnson and Sam Jackson playing a super-cop duo going to absurd lengths to bring down a suspect. Then the film shifts to Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s characters, the titular “other guys” who stumble upon an enormous white-collar conspiracy. Both are good in their respective roles, and Michael Keaton shines as their chief, but in telling a serious story, McKay can’t falls into the genre trappings he earlier satirized, making me long for the opening’s absurdism.
on Sat Feb 18, 2012
Sat Feb 18, 2012 via Encore HD