Monday, March 14, 2011

252) The Other Guys (2010)

252) The Other Guys (2010) Dir: Adam McKay Date Seen: August 14, 2010 Rating: 3.5/5

Probably the most consistent and narratively sound of all of the Adam McKay-Will Ferrell comedies. Still, the film's petulant humor is stretched beyond its limits and a lot of the jokes fall flat. That having been said, McKay's song cues are still outstandingly idiosyncratic, as in the use of the Foo Fighters' "My Hero" during the anti-climactic jump scene or of Rage Against the Machine's cover of "Maggie's Farm" during the end credits.McKay's trying to prove something here about the financial crisis but only infrequently, which understandably makes some of the film gratingly lop-sided. But eh, not so much that it really stood out. This is an Adam McKay film, after all. Case in point: I especially enjoyed the bit where they plow through that mountain of cocaine. 

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