2 Guns Movie Review | by tiffanyyong.com
Recommended Audience: Fans of Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, action comedy movie fans
2 Guns Movie Synopsis
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who 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 (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (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.
2 Guns Viewer Rating: 3.5/5 ***
2 Guns Movie Review:
I caught this trailer a few times for the past few months and I told my friend this is one movie I’m not planning to watch. Two men bickering like women on screen, dusty setting with lots of car crashes and gun shots, it looked like a no brainer. But yes, this review here meant that I’ve watched it. And I got to say, I had to eat my words. The film was pretty good, and hilarious.
But I was right about one thing. 2 Guns is really a little over the top. Some parts simply don’t make sense when you think about it (That is if you have the time to think through). The part about robbing a bank and uncovering the money to prove the drug dealings might make some sense for Bobby (Washington) but robbing a bank for the U.S naval for funding? Hello Stigman (Wahlberg), that’s ridiculous!
Ridiculous plot aside, you can’t help but enjoy Washington and Wahlberg on screen. The skillful filming technique had enhanced the offhanded chemistry which make me laugh. Two undercover cops with different attitudes, styles and slangs created a few memorable moments which elevate the rather standard buddy action comedy. I loved it when they talk, and they can continue talking, I will never get bored.
There were a few attempts to create some climax or intensity in the film, like the use of Russian Roulette on Bobby at his knees and even at his crotch (ouch). But it kind of failed, as it was used previously on a poor vet who helped Bobby clean up the wound. Moreover, being one of the main character, he Bobby can’t possibly be shot THERE. It’s one of those shows that you know the main characters won’t die and can’t die.
I hate the part where Stigman shot the heads off of live, partially-buried chickens as a gag, it was very Very cruel. I seriously hope it is special effects and not real (though I hardly doubt so).
So if you don’t think about it too hard, this movie is definitely worth your time and money. So just lay back, let it happen and have a good laugh. (Don’t question too much too!)
Do You Know?
The film’s trailer features The Dead Weather’s 2010 song “Die by the Drop”. This song was previously used in the trailer for Contraband, also starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
When Bobby is holding Quince in his office, Quince’s assistant comes in a draws his weapon. U.S. military personnel do not routinely carry sidearms on base. So there’s a factual error.
2 Guns Behind The Scenes and Interviews
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