2 Guns (2013)

2 Guns (2013)

two guns 2013Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg

Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

Written By: Blake Masters

Rating: R (US)  Running Time:  1 hr 49 min.

Two Cents:

Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Stig (Mark Wahlberg) appear to be a couple of crooks looking to rob a bank, but they are also a couple of undercover agents working for different government agencies. They just don’t know it yet, and so starts a kind of unconventional-esk yet strangely familiar buddy cop movie involving drug cartels, corrupt Navy SEALS, the DEA and a large pile of cash.

Overall I found this movie likeable, but a touch uneven and I thought the plot started to get a little convoluted as it went along. The highlight though is watching Washington and Wahlberg work together. When they are on-screen this film really pops, and the two talented actors play off each other perfectly. It also doesn’t hurt to have a script loaded with great dialog written by Blake Masters. Though I will admit to never really caring about any of the characters in this film.

The wise cracks are fun, and the pace decent, but ultimately 2 Guns is pretty forgettable, and I found my attention waning every time Walhberg and Washington were not on the screen together.

Movie Prep:

This is a buddy cop movie, but not in the totally traditional sense – see The Heat for that. If you’re a fan of either of the leads you should enjoy this. The movie earns its R rating through its drug/crime related subject manner, language and violence.

Best Format:

This film will be served just find in HD on your nice big TV and home entertainment system.

Best Element:

When Washington and Wahlberg are onscreen, this movie comes alive. Wahlberg gives an especially funny performance in this film.

References: IMDBRotten Tomatoes

 

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