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Review: 2 Guns
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 06:22 AM CDT
By Ken The Critic @kenthecritic
Are you tired of the buddy comedy? Well, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg have some good chemistry in 2 Guns. They have an effortless rapport bringing clever banter that makes most of this film enjoyable.
In 2 Guns, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Bobby (Washington) and "Stig," short for Stigman (Wahlberg) are working together to steal $3 million in cash that belongs to the Mexican cartel from a bank. There ends up being $40 million dollars more than they had expected, realizing that they have been set up. Bobby is a DEA agent and Stig is a naval intelligence officer and they think they can trust each other like brothers until they find out that each other are working undercover for different agencies.
This is an entertaining action film that most people will enjoy. I believe the screenwriters wanted to make the story different, but it's hard to be fresh and the story gets a little convoluted. No matter what, expect everyone to be involved, the CIA, the Navy, the DEA, and a drug kingpin. Wahlberg brings most the comic relief and heart to the film and does quite an extraordinary job playing off of Washington. The cast is brilliant, especially Bill Paxton who plays a Texan CIA agent.
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Ken’s Movie Review Grading Scale
A - Superb and solid; a movie that will be etched in your mind 10 years from now
B - Good movie, so good in fact that you would want to see it again before it’s out of the theaters; the story may drag in places
C - Average, entertaining at parts; you might want to wait and rent it
D - Lacks a lot from entertainment, plot, realism, development, etc.
F - Terrible and you will want to walk out of the movie; no redemptive qualities whatsoever