NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos - other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes - they're "the Other Guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble an Holtz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk. The hate each other and the monotomy of their meaningless jobs, as they're forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force(Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). But when guys goes down for the court, opportunity knocks for Gamble and Holtz. stumbling onto what could be one of the biggest crimes in years, can The Other Guys step up their game to solve the case without killing each other and destroying NYC in the process? From the director of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
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Reviewed by Tarryn from Durban,South Africa on 13 April 2011
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Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned