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Two mismatched crime fighters unhappily begin their first day on the beat as a team, a “floater” turns up on the Bay City coastline. The unlikely duo will use their canniest undercover skills, hardcore street smarts and striking good looks to solve the crime and make sure the criminal does the time.
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 7 S-words, quite a few milder words. SEX/NUDITY: One scene of partial nudity and lots of women in bikini's. VIOLENCE: Some minor gunplay. Nothing excessive or graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: It's about drug dealers, but drugs are small part of story. ACTION: Just a few car chase scenes and fast driving of the car. COMEDY: Very, Very Funny Throughout! It's a blast!
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good "Starsky and Hutch" manages to be just funny enough to remain entertaining for its entire 95-minute running length. Going into the film, I was of the opinion that, of all the '70s TV shows I might like to see on the big screen, Starsky and Hutch wasn't on the list. A laugh-filled hour and a half later, I was happy that the film had proven me wrong.
Roger EbertFull Review Good It's a surprisingly funny movie, the best of the 1970s recycling jobs... Although the plot survives sporadically, the movie is mostly about the rapport between Stiller and Wilson... The film's director is Todd Phillips of "Road Trip" and "Old School." I was not a big fan of either movie, but they both contained real laughs, and now in "Starsky & Hutch," he reaches critical mass.
USA TodayFull Review Good Though Stiller and Wilson may be today's most overexposed actors, they have infectious chemistry here. As with Jackie Chan, Wilson makes co-stars look good. An almost droll Snoop Dogg looks to be having fun as an informant who ends up working undercover as gruff Vaughn's golf caddy, and Will Ferrell has a few salacious moments as a prisoner who shoots the partners a few amorous looks.
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We collected 161 moviegoer opinions. Most enjoyed "Starsky & Hutch" very much rating it "Very Good" or higher. Males and females enjoyed it about equally. Younger moviegoers enjoyed it slightly more than the adults. Chances are very good that you will enjoy "Starsky & Hutch," at least to some degree since there are virtually no real low opinions. Most will find it very entertaining and lots of fun. Go See Starsky & Hutch!
Detective David Starsky (BEN STILLER) is the most dedicated undercover cop
working the mean streets of Bay City, California. Maniacally devoted to his job,
when he's on duty no crime goes unpunished – and he's always on duty. And
that's a good thing, because he has some metaphorically big shoes to fill: his
mother was a legend on the force, one of the best cops in the history of Bay
City. But while his mom stuck with the same partner throughout her entire
career, due to his extremely zealous brand of police work, Starsky burns through
partners faster than his beloved Gran Torino goes through spark plugs.
Detective Ken "Hutch” Hutchinson (OWEN WILSON) is having career issues of
his own – he's a good cop, but his hazardously laidback personality and
desire for a quick buck don't always get the job done. He has excellent
instincts, he just needs a little bit of focus to keep him on the admittedly
less profitable side of the law. Exasperated Bay City Police Captain Dobey (FRED
WILLIAMSON) has found the perfect solution for two of his biggest problems: pair
up Starsky and Hutch and put them out on the streets.
As soon as the two mismatched crime fighters unhappily begin their first day on
the beat as a team, a "floater” turns up on the Bay City coastline. With the
help of Hutch's dynamite, street-savvy informant Huggy Bear (SNOOP DOGG), the
two begin to unravel the mysterious murder case. Investigating their first clue,
the boys meet Staci (CARMEN ELECTRA) and Holly (AMY SMART), Bay City
Cheerleaders who are more than eager to help – in any way they can.
All signs seem to point at wealthy businessman Reese Feldman (VINCE VAUGHN), but
Starsky and Hutch just can't seem to make a case against him. Unbeknownst to
them, Feldman has cooked up a plan to foil the DEA and is plotting the biggest
and most lucrative drug deal of his career.
The unlikely duo will use their canniest undercover skills, hardcore street
smarts and striking good looks to solve the crime and make sure the criminal
does the time. Because, as David Starsky says, "In Bay City, when you cross
the line, your n*ts are mine.”