Other Guys, The

Lists: Action, Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?"

Overall Ranking: 1796 (Rank from 2010: # 64)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 11.11%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Tim The Film Guy91(full review)
David Baruffi88
Words of WisTIM81(full review)
Bryan Lienesch72 - The problem with shtick is it rarely stays fresh for an entire feature-length film. Here, its relief on heavily and the movie suffers.
Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill70 - The Other Guys may not know what to do by the last act, so they just add unbelievable satire, and random explosions. However, the cast is hilarious, with a great amount of consistent laughs.
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Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Movie Evangelist60(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest50Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 3
Patrick Devitt30

People Involved

  • Will Ferrell (Detective Allen Gamble)
  • Mark Wahlberg (Detective Terry Hoitz)
  • Eva Mendes (Sheila Gamble)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (P.K. Highsmith)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Christopher Danson)
  • Derek Jeter (Himself)
  • Michael Keaton (Character)
  • Brett Gelman (Hal)
  • Adam McKay (Director)