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Sep 30, 2010
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The Other Guys, featuring the funny-on-its-own tandem of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, made quite an impression overseas we couldn’t wait for it to hit our local cinemas soon enough.

The movie centers on Detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz, one perfectly content in being a desk job officer and the other a suspended officer itching to hit the streets once again.

In come Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson as Haismith and Danson, two of the most celebrated detectives possessing the swagger of Shaft and the very men Gamble and Hoitz want to become.

Director Adam McKay, known for fellow Ferrell hits Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), and Step Brothers (2008), is on the helm of things. So if history serves us right, a fourth collaboration with Ferrell would do nothing but wonders.

Looks like a hilarious buddy cop set-up within a buddy cop set-up. Apart from the witticism, we're liking two more things: 1) how a nerdy cop (Will Ferrell) has Eva Mendez for a wife, and 2) the film’s mockery of the good cop-bad cop situation.

All the angas Mark Wahlberg had as a foul-mouthed Boston cop in The Departed went out the window in this film, but we found some newfound respect for the guy for venturing out of the untouchable characters he usually plays.

The Other Guys is looking to be a sure-fire mention on the list we made below, namely the best and worst buddy cop movies ever made: