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Saturday, August 3, 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: 2 GUNS




Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur and star Mark Wahlberg reteam for this all-star thriller centered on the fragile alliance between two operatives from rival bureaus, neither of whom realize that the other is working undercover. For the past year, U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) and DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) have been on a covert mission to infiltrate a powerful narcotics syndicate. In the criminal underworld, trust comes in short supply. Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, Paula Patton, and James Marsden co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward

Release Date: Aug 02, 2013

Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.

Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller

Review:

2 Guns is an incredibly fun film which takes advantage of its 2 stars talents which is helped by a whip cracking script. Baltasar directs a brisk film which doesn’t take itself overly seriously. A solid sense of fun is established right from the start with Washington and Wahlberg shooting back and forth with each other. They have wonderful screen chemistry together making it a joy to watch them onscreen. Both seem to be having a blast working together. The supporting cast is solid throughout with Paula Patton and Edward James Olmos doing yeoman’s work in limited roles. Bill Paxton chews up the screen every minute he’s on it but in a good way. The action is big loud and violent. All of it choreographed perfectly making each action set piece more fun than the last. After a crash em up sequence between Wahlberg’s Stigman and Washington’s Trench, Wahlberg ask him to admit that was a lot of fun. I’d have to agree.

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12 comments:

  1. This is the most positive review of the movie I have seen, and I have to say that I am intrigued now.

    -James

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    1. It was a great time at the movies James, really enjoyed it!

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  2. Good review Dan. It's not hard to enjoy these two stars playing off one another. Hence why it's so much fun to begin with.

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    1. Totally agree, they make the movie.

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  3. This sounds like great fun!

    I love Mark Wahlberg when he is on form. I also have a soft spot for James Marsden

    Not sure when we get this one but I will be keeping an eye out for it

    K :-)

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    1. It's a lot of fun even if it's all pretty paint by the numbers.

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    2. If Mark Wahlberg is fun I won't mind the paint-by-numberiness

      I think we might get this around the same time as Pain and Gain which wouldn't be a bad thing

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    3. That'd make for a great double feature!

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    4. It turns out we got it sooner than expected!

      It was great fun.

      Loved Wahlberg and Washington together.

      Pain and Gain is two weeks time so August will be a very Wahlberg heavy month. Not a bad thing!

      K

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    5. I really enjoyed it, liked in spite of it's flaws. Pain and Gain is another one I really liked.

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  4. Interesting cast, but the trailer didn't do anything for me. I skip.

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    1. Might make a fun rental for you bud!

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