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Bettie's Box Office: 2 Guns Movie Review

Updated: Tuesday, August 6 2013, 06:07 PM CDT

The summer movie season isn't over, yet. Today A-List stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up for a shoot 'um up. It's proof that Hollywood has something left in the tank for August, after all.

2 Guns is a movie filled with good bad guys, bad good guys, and a ton of dirty drug money. Wahlberg and Washington are each working undercover for different agencies and neither knows the other's true identity. By the time they figure out they've been used as pawns in a much bigger game, they're left without any friends other than each other.

Wahlberg and Washington have great chemistry and it's helped by some fun back-and-forth dialogue. They're kind of like wittier versions of grittier roles they've already played. The action sequences are frequent but not overblown (I don't think even one computer-generated building collapsed during the film).

It was also a nice surprise to see Edward James Olmos as a Mexican drug kingpin and Bill Paxton as a CIA officer. Both of them give solid performances, too.

After a summer full of mediocre superheroes, it's fun to watch a couple of likable actors shooting things up and bringing down the bad guys. 2 Guns is a movie I'd happily see again, and on our scale from pay full price to wait for it to come out on TV, I'd say catch a matinee and you won't be disappointed. 

2 Guns is rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.

Bettie's Box Office: 2 Guns Movie Review

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