Action - Unlike a lot of big action films this summer, this film doesn't have
a lot of huge effects and/or destruction, instead more focused on
grounded action sequences and, most of all, the personalities of its
leads, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Fans of the pair and any
of the recognizable supporting players such as Paula Patton and Bill
Paxton, should enjoy, and that this film has a lot more humor than
expected is a plus. Violence, language, and some sexual content
make the film inappropriate for kids.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The elements gel well enough to make 2 Guns an enjoyable cinematic experience but it's not the kind of movie likely to be remembered with clarity once the ride home is done.
Roger EbertFull Review Good The tone, pacing and staging of the action sequences are pleasantly surprising.
USA TodayFull Review Average The two leading men try their hardest to bring life to this forgettable shoot-'em-up.
Washington PostFull Review Below Average Big guns, cool cars, tough talk and hats rule the day in "2 Guns," a cliche-ridden action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in which the chemistry between the two stars packs far more heat than the explosions.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 115 moviegoers:
TEENS:Four of the six males loved "2 Guns, one enjoyed it very much and one rated it average. All four females indicated that they enjoyed "2 Guns" very much but didn't love it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About half loved "2 Guns" and nearly all the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About half loved "2 Guns" and nearly all the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. There were a few who rated it low to very low.
Two operatives from competing bureaus are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.