The Other Guys

When the top cops are busy, our only hope is ...


The Other Guys
We're all familiar with the two action hero cops, typically mismatched, who solve their cases regardless of the cost to other people. Someone has to do their paperwork... The Other Guys. This is their story, in a parody of the genre. Two deskbound clerks get bumped into the field when the city's two supercops are out of action, and get to track down (wait for it) a ponzi scammer. Expect plenty of genre-type hijinks and explosions... with a comic twist.

105 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Comedy, Crime.
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Credits

Cast
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson
Director
Adam McKay
ScreenplayAdam McKay, Chris Henchy
MusicJon Brion
CinematographyOliver Wood
EditingBrent White
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2010
Produced byColumbia Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Mosaic Media Group, Wintergreen Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, comedy
LanguageModerate to strong, in comic context, overall impact moderate
NudityNone
SexModerate sexual innuendos and sex references, mildly implied sex, infrequent
ViolenceModerate action violence, stylized, unrealistic, no graphic bloody scenes, in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild, infrequent
Drug abuseSome alcohol use and abuse, brief, infrequent, mildly implied drug use, not promoted or glamorized
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kgomotso Moncho
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconNie vreeslik snaaks nie
5
Cape Times
quote iconThe action sequences play out unexpectedly
10
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconFunny but forgettable
10
eye Weekly
Matthew Kupfer quote iconThe Other Guys is at times a genuinely funny summer flick, but falls short of its ambitions. Just because our heroes aren’t top-rate cops doesn’t mean they don’t deserve top-rate villains.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconYes, the film runs about 10 minutes too long, and not all of the gags work no matter how many times McKay and Ferrell repeat them. But they throw a lot at the wall throughout, and a surprisingly high number of bits do stick and will have you laughing all the way home and maybe even into the next day.
15
Metacritic.com
35 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
170 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile not the best collaboration between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, The Other Guys delivers bursts of comedy during a summer largely devoid of laughs.
16

What the People say

Internet
11028 Netizens quote iconFunniest film of the summer, possibly of 2010 as well
14

Average .. 58%

12

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