91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a comedy of manhood for the age of emasculation.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Nimbly blending comedy and action -- with an affectionate slo-mo nod to John Woo -- McKay does his best work to date here.
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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The Other Guys isn't easy to peg. It's not a comedy that loosens you up and mellows you out; it works by needling you progressively into a state of anxiety.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ferrell is effortlessly uproarious. And watching hardass Wahlberg, in his first starring shot at farce, shake his sillies out is not to be missed.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At its core, a perceptive satire of the interpersonal boiling points in buddy-cop pictures.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's loud, raunchy, semicoherent and stuffed to the bursting point with heavy weaponry and car chases, most of which involve a red, cocaine-covered Prius that's been pressed into service as a police car. But Adam McKay's comedy of chaos, which he wrote with Chris Henchy, can also be very funny.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Like a padded "Saturday Night Live" sketch. What would have been very funny for 15 minutes, and pretty funny for 45, doesn't maintain the standard over the course of a feature-length film.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Wahlberg is surprisingly committed to the ridiculousness.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's a fine line between stupid comedy that's actually pretty smart and stupid comedy that's just dumb, and The Other Guys crosses the line - into realms of unredeeming dunderheadedness - more often than it should.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A typical vehicle for Ferrell's atypical humor.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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